Infographic. COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing for Elite Athletes – Recommendations for elite sport

Alan Rankin, Andrew Massey, Éanna Cian Falvey, Todd Ellenbecker, Peter Harcourt, Andrew Murray, Denis Kinane, Bert Niesters, Nigel Jones, Rhodri Martin, Michael Roshon, Michael Edmund David McLarnon, James Calder, Dionisio Izquierdo, Babette M. Pluim, Niall Elliott, Neil Heron*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This infographic outlines evidence-based recommendations on COVID-19 reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing in elite sport settings, aiming to protect personal and population health, and acknowledging resources and expertise that are often available in elite sport. Public health recommendations vary by country and region and protocol decisions should be made in consultation with relevant public health authorities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusEarly online date - 17 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Print)0306-3674

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Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • covid-19
  • elite performance
  • prevention
  • public health
  • testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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