The cancellation: Information to the teams

The Alpine Junior World Championships has come to an abrupt end.

The Championships were officially cancelled Wednesday evening. For participants, this means that:

  • Competitions Thursday to Saturday are cancelled
  • All meetings arranged by Narvik 2020 are cancelled

All participants are encouraged to either try and get home now or take into account all precautions referred to earlier. The ski resort is still open and it will still be possible to train on the slopes for those who wish to do so.

Until the last participant leaves Narvik, we still have available:

  • Participant pack including accommodation, lift pass and food
  • Race Office is open (08:00-20:00, Sunday 08:00-14:00).

Important information: When teams check out, it is important to pass on this information to the Race Office. Teams pay for accommodation only for the days they are here.

 

Athletes, other participants, visitors and volunteers who during their stay in Narvik

  • experience flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing OR
  • have recently stayed in areas with ongoing spread of COVID-19. (These areas are currently mainland China, Iran, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan , Tirol in Austria and  Italian regions Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta, Liguria, Marche, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Toscana, Umbria og Abruzzo) OR
  • have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19

should

  • immediately contact their own medical team personnel and the Race Office by phone:  Ann-Hege Lund  +47 99043180, Eva Karina Hansen +47 90630205  Unni Forshaug + 47 97157393 or Race Doctor   +47 90949663
  • stay in their room at their accommodation site and avoid contact with other people until medical personnel have been consulted

Reminder about measures to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading

  • wash your hands with soap and water often. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow (not your hands).
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately (do not put them back on the table when eating, for example)
  • keep personal contact (like hugging and handshaking) to a minimum. Find alternative ways to show your appreciation! (e.g. a warm elbow)

Face masks play an important role in places like hospitals, but there is very little evidence of benefit for members of the public.

Procedures are in place to follow-up persons who may develop symptoms of disease during the championship.