Georgian National Association of Medical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Recommendations for return to sport during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

In this viewpoint, we make specific recommendations that can assist and make the return to sport/exercise as safe as possible for all those impacted – from the recreational athlete to the
elite athlete. We acknowledge that there are varying rules and regulations around the world, not to mention the varying philosophies and numerous schools of thought as it relates to returning to sport/exercise and we have been cognizant of this in our recommendations. Despite the varying rules and circumstances around the world, we believe it is essential to provide some helpful and consistent guidance for returning to training and sport for sports and exercise physicians around the world at this most difficult time. The present viewpoint provides practical and medical recommendations. This is an open-access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made are indicated, and the use is non-commercial.