World Women’s broadcast return delayed as discussions with health officials continue
The broadcasting from the World Women’s Championship has been delayed a further 24 hours as discussions continue with the health officials on a safe return to the WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
The broadcast staff who have continually produced negative COVID-19 test results, have returned an additional round of negative results this morning (Tuesday 4 May).
The impacted individuals who have previously returned positive results will remain in isolation and continue to be medically managed by the competition medical officials with guidance from Alberta Health.
The confirmation of this latest round of results, and additional work on contact tracing, allows the broadcast team and medical officials to progress to the next stage of discussions around a managed return to the competition with an adapted TV production setup.
Additional testing is still required and to accommodate this, broadcasting for the remainder of Wednesday (5 May) and the Thursday (6 May) morning session have been cancelled.
Further broadcast updates will be released as soon as these discussions conclude.
The health and safety of all involved with the competition is our primary concern and we will continue to be led in this process by the medical officials with guidance form Alberta Health. There are robust health and safety protocols in place, and we will continue to follow those safety protocols with the utmost care as we move forward.
With respect for the privacy of the impacted individuals, no additional information on their status will be shared at this time.