High-level athletes, including the Olympic medalists, are authorized as of Monday to resume training in covered establishments, according to a Matignon decree which still sets conditions and which we will be announcing exclusively from May 7. These measures are valid until June 2, date on which a new update will be made by the authorities depending on the strength of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This decree published this Monday in the Official Journal, which presents the main lines of deconfinement, stipulates that athletes registered on the high-level lists, sports hopefuls and those of national collectives, as well as professional athletes (with certificate from their employer) , can train in covered establishments, with the exception of those practicing collective and combat sports. This can concern places like the swimming pool or the gymnasium.
For these activities, “the limit” of groupings to “ten people […] does not apply”. But they must respect barrier gestures and physical distance. Being alone in a perimeter of 4 m2 in particular. The resumption of the practice therefore takes place together but individually, without contact.
Recreational sport: indoor training still prohibited
The Sports Ministry is to publish several guides this Monday for amateur and high-level athletes to specify the conditions under which they can practice. They already have the possibility of moving more than 100 km from their home, for cyclists for example.
The Sports Ministry had said this weekend that high-level training centers (Creps, Insep) would gradually reopen from Monday. It can "take a few days to two weeks," said the ministry.
Since the start of confinement, two months ago, top athletes have theoretically had to comply with the same rules as all French nationals and train at home, or within the limit of one hour per day until '' one kilometer from their place of residence.
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For recreational sport, indoor training is still not allowed.