Given the unprecedented challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 (WSAS2022), in partnership with the Republic of Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services and the official event venue, ‘The Dome’ – have established a safe and healthy environment for Africa’s skills community as an important priority.
Gathering Africa’s skills community in a safe and healthy environment is our main priority.
The WSAS2022 COVID-19 Policy captured appropriate measures and responses designed to ensure the safety and security of teams, officials and participants – before, during and immediately after the event. Against broader measures and safety protocols put in place by the Republic of Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services, it proposed specific actions to be considered in the event of an individual feeling unwell or taking ill.
The organizers had taken care to provide and maintain an event environment that was safe and without risk to the health of participants. However, there rested a duty on participants to take reasonable care for their health and safety and that of their fellow participants. As such, full adherence to the guidelines prescribed herein was of utmost importance. Failure to comply with these standards and parameters resulted in firm action by the organizers, including immediate elimination from the competition and removal from the venue.