What is COVID-19?
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’ (SARS-CoV-2) was confirmed as the causative agent of what we now know as ‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (COVID-19).
Since then, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, including South Africa. For more information on the disease and how it has affected our country please visit the SA Corona Virus Website – HERE
The SAWF is the custodian of the sport of wrestling in South Africa and the health, safety and well being of all our members, young and old, is our first priority. For this reason the decision was taken to suspend all wrestling activities and cancel all events for the remainder of 2020.
We have moved into Alert Level 2 and are now able to open clubs on a phased approach to return to the at. With effect from 14 September 2020 Cubs who have implemented and complied with the requirements laid out in the SAWF Operational plan will be allowed to commence NON CONTACT training as per the guidelines listed in the plan. Clubs will be issued a Compliance Certificate once their Association has confirmed that the club is compliant.
Below is an overview of the SAWF’s plan to mitigate the risk and impact of the pandemic on our sport. All information will be published on this page as we move through the processes.
United World Wrestling Webinar on Coping with Covid-19 and prepare for return of wrestling – HERE
SAWF Club Operational Plan and Documentation – Click HERE