World Women’s Championship to resume with no TV coverage until Tuesday

After discussions with the competition medical officials and Alberta Health, it has been determined that the World Women’s Championship will resume without broadcasting in place once the athlete and competition officials test results have been returned.

Results from the scheduled testing of athletes and competition officials taken on Saturday (1 May) are still being processed by the medical lab and should all be returned in the next few hours. Further information surrounding the competition schedule will be announced once the results of these tests are confirmed.

Other than the positive cases that were identified from testing on Saturday, there have been no further positive cases within the broadcast staff. Additional testing, including testing for variants of concern, and contact tracing will continue with all broadcast staff remaining in isolation in their hotel until medically cleared.

With the broadcast staff remaining in isolation and the medical investigation taking place, it has been determined that there will be no broadcast games today, Monday (3 May) and the morning session on Tuesday (4 May). Updates on broadcasting from the afternoon session on Tuesday onwards will be provided once more information becomes available from the investigation.

The robust health and safety protocols put in place by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada, under the guidance of the federal, provincial and local public health officials, will continue to be followed during the remainder of this championship. The health and safety of our athletes, officials, staff and the community at large are always our primary concern, and we will continue to follow those safety protocols as we move forward.

With respect for the privacy of the impacted individuals, no additional information will be shared at this time.

Calgary, Canada

2 May 2021