Athletic Association of Barbados’ (AAB) stakeholders’ held a webinar on Saturday that saw President of the Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNAA) Donna Raynor in attendance.
New directives were revealed by Raynor the head of the organizing committee of the 2021 CARIFTA Games, telling those in attendance that stringent COVID-19 measures will be in place ahead of the track and field event to be held in Bermuda from August 13th to 15th.
Raynor telling the stakeholders, “We are looking to host a very safe event with all protocols in place, the newly agreed-upon dates give us more time to prepare and hopefully we have a better handle on COVID-19 by then.”
“I think vaccination is going to play a crucial role as well. We recognize that this is not going to be an easy task. We have several hurdles to overcome but I am confident in my team that we can work together to make sure the Games happen,” Raynor declared.
Raynor concluded by telling the stakeholders, “All attendees must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than three days before their arrival. While athletes are encouraged to be vaccinated, it is not a requirement for the Games or for entry into Bermuda.”