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Mar 28, 2021 – Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that vaccinated parents still need to worry about their children becoming infected while playing with other kids. “The children can clearly wind up getting…
“When the children go out into the community, you want them to continue to wear masks when they’re interacting with groups or multiple households,” he said.
…when asked whether kids can return to camp or playgrounds this summer, Fauci said it was “conceivable that will be possible.”
There are essentially three ways of catching Covid-19 — from droplets, surfaces or aerosols. But, according to Prof Weed, there is “more and more recognition” that aerosol is probably the primary transmission route and “it is virtually irrelevant outside”. Indeed, in his wider study of how Covid-19 has been spread, Prof Weed said there were “very few — almost negligible — examples of outdoor transmission in everyday life”.
Children’s activity levels have been badly impacted by the three national lockdowns…
The long wait is over – I urge everyone to get their trainers on, get outside and enjoy all of the positive benefits sport can bring,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said. “We want to see children be active…
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The risk of catching Covid-19 from playing outdoor sport is “extraordinarily low” and there were no known cluster outbreaks when sports returned, according to medical experts.
With organised sport resuming again on Monday following the third national lockdown, individual governing bodies have each designed their own Covid-secure guidance to reduce risk and ensure that their activities will not be forced to shut down again.
A series of studies have analysed the risk factors involved with playing sport and the repeated message is that the biggest potential for problems lies not with the activities themselves but if protocols around spectating, travel, changing and socialising are not followed.
“From the data we have looked at, and the work that has been done on back to play protocols, the risk of playing outdoor sport is extraordinarily low,” said Professor Mike Weed of Canterbury Christ Church University.
“It seems from what we know last summer that the protocols did mitigate against cluster outbreaks. There have been no examples of any significant cluster outbreaks.
“The risk comes from the things around it and potentially bringing together groups of adults if it is kids’ sport. Even then, to be honest, those risks can be mitigated and are not hugely significant in the overall scheme of things. Grassroots sports can get demonised a bit — pictures of big crowds or groups of people can get people up in arms. But, if you look at it objectively, the risks are lower than what many people are doing as part of their everyday lives.”
The Telegraph’s Keep Kids Active campaign successfully pushed for children’s sport to be prioritised when lockdown restrictions were eased and the Government has also now committed more than £10 million to opening up school sport facilities outside of teaching times.
Children’s activity levels have been badly impacted by the three national lockdowns, with more than half of all children failing to reach the recommended daily average of at least 60 minutes of activity.
“The long wait is over – I urge everyone to get their trainers on, get outside and enjoy all of the positive benefits sport can bring,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said. “We want to see children be active 60 minutes a day, and adults 2½ hours a week to help us build back fitter, healthier and happier from this pandemic. Sport and physical activity will be at the heart of our national recovery and today marks a really important step forward.”