Stockholm, Sweden

The International Skating Union (ISU) reiterates that the health and safety of all participants of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021 remains the number one priority.

During the rigorous testing procedures in place, a second positive case was identified. The ISU and Organizing Committee will respect the privacy of the respective person and inform the remaining Event Participants internally of the situation.

The ISU can confirm that both cases were detected following the PCR test upon arrival on site prior to accreditation. Consequently, neither person obtained an accreditation nor were they included in the competition bubble which remains secure.

As per the first case, the protocol as set out in the ISU Health Regulations for Event participants are being followed.

The Health Regulations for Event Participants of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021 were prepared in cooperation with the ISU Medical Commission, the OC Medical Team and the competent Swedish health authorities. Strict and comprehensive protocols and measures of distancing, hand washing, masks, daily health and temperature checks are implemented along with a rigorous testing regime. Everyone within the Competition Bubble must undergo multiple PCR tests.