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Testing time for Kiel Week


One of just a handful of internatio­nal events that successful­ly took place this year was Kiel Week, which saw hundreds of sailors compete across 19 classes, including ORC yachts, doublehand­ed keelboat and Olympic fleets in early September. Despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the German event managed to run thanks to a number of protective measures, including rapid on-site COVID-19 testing which allowed competitor­s to be screened for the virus in seconds.

Face masks were mandatory in the event area, and all competitor­s were issued Corona Warning Bracelets with a ‘Corona-warnapp’ to automatica­lly detect potentiall­y infectious encounters.

Every competitor was also requested to undergo a multi-stage COVID-19 testing programme. Access to the site was only granted after passing a temperatur­e test. If a high temperatur­e was detected they were given a rapid saliva test which was able to detect COVID-19 within a few seconds.

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Rapid swab testing allowed Kiel Week to go ahead

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