After the measures taken by the governments of Argentina and Chile Regarding Covid-19, the organization of the American Rugby Super League reported on the continuity of the tournament that is taking place on trans-Andean soil and, subsequently, the last stage will end in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The statement by the SLAR
Attentive to the decisions of the Chilean and Argentine governments regarding collections from COVID-19, SLAR reports:
– The second season of the American Rugby Super League is running smoothly, prioritizing the well-being and safety of players, coaches, referees, and tournament staff;
– All those directly affected by the tournament are living in a strict health bubble, being only able to leave the hotel where they are all staying to train and play the matches;
– Tournament participants have special circulation permits to travel to training venues and stadiums – the new restrictions only affect a couple of training grounds, a situation that is in the process of being resolved;
– There have been more than 300 swabs since the teams arrived in Santiago and there were no positive cases of COVID-19;
– After the Santiago stage, the teams, technical bodies and staff will all travel together on a special flight from the main sponsor, LATAM, to Montevideo, where the second phase of the SLAR will be completed, under a similar health bubble;
– SLAR works tirelessly with national authorities in the countries involved and remains attentive to all the information and modifications that are occurring in these times of pandemic.
“From the organization of the American Rugby Super League and South America Rugby, we carefully follow all the needs of the players, coaches, referees and staff, always prioritizing the well-being and safety of all,” said Santiago Ramallo, CEO of SLAR.