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Organisation of sports events

Last update 25.08.2021

Sports trainings
  • Indoor and outdoor sports training sessions (including an individual visit) may be attended by persons holding an interoperable certificate on vaccination or recovery or a statement (in paper or digital form) regarding a negative Covid-19 test.
  • Participants of sports training may not be tested if the number of persons in the group is up to five.
  • Not more than 20 persons gather at the same time in one training group.
  • At least 25 m2 of the area of the premise where the sports training (session) is held must be provided per visitor (15 m2 of the water surface area in a public swimming pool); at least 6 m2 of the water surface area in pools for swimming instruction.
  • If the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is less than 100, until the moment when it does not exceed 120, at least 15 m2 of the area of the premise must be provided per visitor (10 m2 of the water surface area in the public swimming pool).
  • The occupancy of a premise where the training process occurs does not exceed 20 % of the maximum possible number of visitors permitted by the infrastructure of such premise.
  • The duration of the sports training (session) does not exceed 90 minutes. 
  • The occupancy of locker rooms does not exceed 25%.
  • There is no age limit for participation in sports training, but athletes under seven years of age do not participate in indoor competitions.  

Participation of foreign athletes in international sports events in Latvia

International sports event - sports competition of international importance, included in the calendar of competitions of the international sports federation (including official training planned before the competition), as well as sports competitions of international leagues, the list of which is published on the website of the Latvian Sports Federation Council. This category shall not include sports competitions at the Baltic or Latvian level (including open championships and cups), except for in the case when they are qualification competitions for participation in the Olympic or Paralympic Games, as well as world and European championships in Olympic and Paralympic sports.

Foreign athletes and sports staff may arrive to Latvia from the risk countries included on the list of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and participate in international sports events, when 2 Covid-19 tests have been performed and they are negative:

  • the 1st test should be made not earlier than 3 days before arrival to Latvia
  • the 2nd test - a day after arrival to Latvia (self-isolation should be observed until receipt of the 2nd result)
  • the 3rd or repeated test should be made when staying in Latvia for longer than 5 days in relation to participation in an international sports event in Latvia

After arrival to Latvia, foreign athletes and sports staff should submit the organiser of the sports event the certification regarding the fact that they will comply with all determined restrictions and will observe their health status. 

Athletes will not be permitted to use public transport, but they will have to use their own transport or transport provided by the organiser of the international sports event in Latvia. 

During the sporting event, the person shall not visit other public or social places, including bars and restaurants, as well as shall try to limit contact with other people during the event.

In turn, the organiser of an international sports event in Latvia will be obliged to:

  • ensure the availability of the certifications and documents filled in by the persons regarding the results of the Covi-19 tests performed on the persons at the place of the international sports event;
  • immediately inform the relevant international sports federation if the athlete, sports employee or representative of international sports organisations fails to comply with the specified obligations at an international sports event in Latvia. In this case, it will be necessary to decide on the revocation of the accreditation issued to the person in accordance with the procedure established by the relevant international sports federation.

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