Global Study On COVID-19 Containment Or Travel Restriction

Global Study On COVID-19 Containment Or Travel Restriction

Global Study On COVID-19 Containment Or Travel Restriction

Courtesy of Dr. Isabel Krug and Jad Adrian Washif.

Led by Dr. Isabel Krug of the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and Jad Adrian Washif of the National Sports Institute of Malaysia, 80 researchers (including sport scientists) from 6 continents (44 countries) would like to invite athletes to participate in a global project covering the training of athletes during the COVID-19 restrictions.

This research aims to investigate how the current COVID lockdown or Movement Control Order (MCO) affects athletes’ training practices, and how athletes are dealing with the current situation in different countries. The outcomes of this study will allow coaches and scientists to better understand what happens in such periods of restriction or limited access to usual training facilities/conditions.

The survey will reveal what has happened globally, across every inhabited continent, during the Movement Control Order to athletes and their training practices. They are conducting the project to be used for research purposes and to inform current/future guidelines for athletes, coaches, sports scientists and (potentially) policy makers.

The target population include elite or sub-elite athletes (amateurs and professionals, men and women, including para athletes) from all countries living or having experienced the period of confinement or movement restriction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about this study, contact principal investigator Jad Adrian Washif, a Sports Performance Scientist with the National Sports Institute of Malaysia via email at

To participate, visit here in English or here in French.

Videos above shows Pablo Fernández Álvarez setting a third Guinness World Record after completing 25 hours swimming in a continuous-flow pool in a charity swim for COVID-19 research [see here].

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