The SARS- Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a disruption of organised sport. Sports activities have now been allowed, as individual sports under certain hygienic conditions and a distance of at least 2 meters is recommended.
With regard to the resumption of sport, the main concern is the risk of infection both by a player passing on the COVID-19 virus to others or by becoming infected themselves through physical contact where proximity to other athletes is unavoidable.
The restrictions and requirements vary from country to country and region to region, nonetheless it must be clarified, on the one hand, which groups require a sports medical examination before resuming sport and what that examination should include, and on the other hand what precautionary measures must be taken with regard to the examinations and the examination equipment.
The aim of this statement is to provide practical recommendations based on the current evidence. These recommendations could be considered as a foundation for further evidence-based guidelines as the knowledge regarding COVID-19 advances.

ATTENTION:
Important change regarding the 36th FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, originally planned to take place in Athens, Greece, this year in September.

Due to the unfortunate developments of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and the careful review of the security issues, the Organising Committee proposed the FIMS World Congress 2020 postponement to 23-26 September 2021. This proposal has been officially approved by the FIMS Executive Committee on 20 April 2020.