Putting People First: Guidance for Sport on How to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis
06 May 2020
Author - Centre for Sport and Human Rights
As the world confronts the COVID-19 crisis, organisations responsible for the governance and management of sport activities at every level face a range of difficult decisions as they seek to protect public health and support athletes and workers, while addressing the economic realities associated with the postponement and cancellation of events. Decisions taken under pressure may be more likely to have unintended or unforeseen consequences for people.
Putting People First: Guidance for Sport on How to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis is a toolkit designed to support sports bodies and others in taking a people-centred approach to their planning and risk mitigation efforts.
The questions in the guide are aligned with international human rights standards and related due diligence processes, as well as the Sporting Chance Principles already endorsed by many in the sport sector.