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COVID protection concept

The Organising Committee is committed to organising a safe and high quality event for the region despite the particular context of this edition. The protection concept that has been created for the organisation of the 32nd edition of the Nyon Triathlon is intended to allow the event to be held in accordance with the legal bases in force. Its aim is to guarantee the safety of all and to allow the event to take place in a serene and safe manner. The health and safety of participants, volunteers and spectators is our highest priority.

General principles

The protection concept is based on the following general principles, which have been analysed and prepared for several months in accordance with the standards in force and the decisions of the Authorities:

  • The races have been spread out over the weekend in order to limit the number of people present at the same time on the site and to spread out all the participants and the public as much as possible between Saturday and Sunday but also during each day.
  • All those present (participants, assistants, spectators, media representatives, sponsors, etc.) undertake to adhere to the protection concept in a spirit of solidarity and with a high degree of personal responsibility and to implement the necessary measures in a consistent manner.
  • Only people in perfect health, who have no pre-existing illnesses or symptoms of Covid-19 or who have not been in contact with sick people may attend the event. People who are particularly at risk must comply with the specific regulations of the FOPH.
  • The rules of hygiene and social distancing must be observed in accordance with current FOPH regulations.
  • The event site has been divided into different areas, most of which are only accessible to persons in possession of a valid COVID certificate.
  • The flow of people will be managed in such a way that the social distance between people can be maintained at all times.
  • All persons present at the event are encouraged to download the SwissCovid application.

Access to the event for participants and spectators

Only people in perfect health, who do not have pre-existing illnesses or symptoms of Covid-19 or who have been in contact with sick people may attend the event. Persons at particular risk must comply with the specific regulations of the OFSP.

Due to its size, access to the event will only be possible for people over 16 years of age who are in possession of a valid COVID certificate. The COVID certificate is a means of documenting a complete vaccination, a cured infection or a negative test. It is provided with a QR code and is available in paper form or electronically (via a downloadable application). It can be obtained by people who :

  • Have received two doses of vaccine or;
  • Have had a documented COVID more than six months ago and received one dose of vaccine or;
  • Had PCR-confirmed IVCOD less than six months ago and are cured or;
  • Had antigenically confirmed IVCOD less than six months ago or serologically tested positive for antibodies, AND received an injection four weeks to six months after infection or ;
  • People who have had a negative result to a rapid antigenic test (<48h) or PCR test (<72h).

In order to access the event site, it will be necessary to have a COVID certificate, as well as an official ID. For people under 16 years of age, an official ID will be sufficient (no COVID certificate required). The control will be carried out by trained personnel. As this measure is imperative, no exceptions will be possible and it is everyone’s responsibility to make arrangements in advance to have a COVID certificate.

In order to limit the risks – in the access areas and before the COVID certificate check – the mask will be compulsory. Each person arrives on site with their own mask. It is encouraged to arrive early to allow sufficient time to access the site and prepare for the race in good conditions.

For people living abroad, the European COVID certificate will also be valid with an official ID.

No refund of the registration fee will be possible for a registered person who no longer wishes to participate (unavailability, disagreement with the protection concept, illness, etc.).

For people who do not have a COVID certificate, it is possible to carry out a test beforehand: antigenic (rapid) tests are currently free in Switzerland and valid for 48 hours for a COVID certificate, whereas PCR tests are not free and valid for 72 hours for a COVID certificate. In view of the high demand this summer, it is recommended that those concerned make an appointment in good time to carry out a test. The test centres by region in the Canton of Vaud are available on the link below. For participants from other cantons/countries, please refer to the official information for your place of residence.

Quick tests without appointment (delivering a QR Code) are possible at the Clinique Médico-chirurgicale de Nyon (CMC): this Friday from 9am to 6pm, this Saturday from 8am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm; by announcing that you are coming for the Nyon Triathlon, you will be able to get in front of the possible waiting line. More info on the link below.

For further information, please refer to the website of the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP).

Measures at the event site

Once the COVID certificate has been checked, each participant and spectator will receive a wristband (different colour each day). A person with a wristband does not have to present his COVID certificate at the other access points, but only his wristband. It is no longer compulsory to wear a mask outdoors and in areas accessible with a COVID certificate.

Inside the buildings of the Colovray Sports Centre (toilets, showers, etc.), the wearing of a mask remains mandatory for all persons, including those with a wristband.

For the rest, the now well-known hygiene measures will apply: everyone will be responsible for keeping their distance as much as possible and for disinfecting their hands regularly (different places will be provided for this purpose).

Collection of race numbers

Participants are encouraged to collect their number early. In concrete terms, it will be possible to collect your number from 2 days before the race and at extended times.

The following measures will be put in place:

  • Thursday 5 August: possibility to collect your number from 11.30 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Friday 6 August: you can collect your number from 11.30am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday 7 August: possibility to collect your number from 7.30 am until 45 minutes before the start of your race
  • Sunday 8 August: you can collect your number from 5.30 am until 45 minutes before the start of your race

This way, participants will be spread out as much as possible and long queues will be avoided.

On-site registration is still possible subject to the availability of places for each race and until 45 minutes before the start of each race.

The results will not be physically displayed on the event site and will have to be consulted online (smartphone or Internet) by participants and spectators.

Protection concept for volunteers and service providers

In order to gain access to the event site, volunteers and service providers (stands, etc.) will have two options:

  • They have a valid COVID certificate and will receive a wristband. In this case, they do not need to wear a mask or ;
  • They do not have a COVID certificate and will have to wear a mask at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

At certain specific posts, although in a COVID-certified area, volunteers will be asked to wear a mask (e.g. refreshment points and stands). Disinfectant will be available at various locations.

Volunteers are made aware of the importance of being symptom-free and, for those without a COVID certificate, it is recommended that they undergo a test beforehand to limit the risks.

Miscellaneous and questions

The various measures put in place are subject to changes in the rules set by the federal or cantonal authorities. This page was last updated on 30 July 2021.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@trinyon.ch or directly on Facebook Messenger (direct link at the bottom of this page on the right).

We thank you for your understanding of these measures and we look forward to seeing you in Colovray, in great shape, for a wonderful weekend of sport under the sun! 🙂