Start of the Pre-Games Training Camps at Keio University
July 9, 2021
The pre-Games training camps of the British national teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics are to be held on Keio University's Hiyoshi Campus.
These training camps will take place as a result of 6 years of coordination and preparation since 2015 between Keio University and the United Kingdom.
When holding the pre-Games training camps, the British national teams and the City of Yokohama, Kawasaki City, and Keio University will collaborate to ensure that the camps are operated in a safe and secure manner throughout their duration by thoroughly implementing measures against infections based on the "Tokyo 2020 Playbooks" released by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, national government, etc.
【Outline of pre-Games training camps】
July 8–August 7, 2021
August 13–September 1, 2021
Number of users
approx. 400 people
approx. 100 people
Gymnastics / Fencing / Hockey / Boxing / Basketball / Badminton / Archery / Taekwondo / Judo / Weightlifting / Table Tennis / Modern Pentathlon etc.
*Staff of the British Olympic Association (BOA) will conduct advance preparations at each facility in order from July 1.
*The above information is current as of July 5, 2021, and may be subject to change in the future.
In order for the British national teams to conduct the pre-Games training camps safely and for local citizens to welcome the British national teams with peace of mind, the following primary measures will be put in place based on the “Tokyo 2020 Playbooks” (International Olympic Committee [IOC], International Paralympic Committee [IPC], Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) and instructions received from the national government, in addition to the thorough implementation of basic measures against infections, including the avoidance of the 3Cs (closed spaces/crowded places /close-contact settings), maintaining social distance, wearing masks, washing hands, disinfection, etc.
Appropriate action will also be taken to implement any measures that are required to adapt to daily changes in the situation, such as the mutated strains that have been appearing and spreading since the end of last year. (The following measures were current as of June 30, 2021)
1. Measures against infections to be taken by the British national teams at the time of leaving the UK and entering Japan - Team members will start to self-isolate from two weeks before departure and undergo a total of 5 tests during the self-isolation period. - Team members will undergo daily tests over the three-day period prior to departure, obtain a certificate of negative test results, and submit this when going through Quarantine or Immigration. - Team members will submit a health monitoring record for the 14-day period prior to arrival. - Team members will undergo a test at the airport upon arrival (and will remain in the designated waiting area until the test result is known).
2. Measures against infections to be taken by the British national teams over the duration of the pre-Games training camps A. Screening tests - Athletes, etc., staying at the pre-Games training camps will undergo daily tests.
B. Managing the movements of athletes, etc.
- The movements of athletes and other team members will be restricted to return journeys to and from their places of business, such as the accommodation facilities and training venues.
C. Measures to avoid contact with local citizens - Team members will not use public transportation and will travel by private vehicle. - Contact with other guests will be avoided in accommodation facilities, and team members will stay on separate floors and use dedicated routes. - Contact with other guests will be avoided when taking meals and team members will in principle use the dedicated venues inside the accommodation facilities to eat and drink. - Training venues will in principle only be available for use by the team members and the entry of nonrelated parties will be prohibited. 3. Measures against infections to be taken by related parties of the pre-Games training camps - Municipal employees and related parties of the pre-Games training camps at the accommodation facilities, training venues, etc., will undergo vaccinations (optional) and conduct body temperature and health checks from 14 days prior to their engagement in any concerned activities. - Related parties will undergo regular tests in accordance with the frequency of their contact with the British national teams.