Update on Covid-19 testing
by Martin Merk|19 AUG 2021
Danish players have off-ice training outside after a pre-competition game prior to the start of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Calgary.
photo: Martin Merk
The IIHF would like to provide an update on the Covid-19 testing results at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.

Since team arrival into the bubble on 10 August, 1,557 Covid-19 PCR tests have been administered in Calgary, the most recent ones on Tuesday, and all players, team staff, game officials and IIHF staff staying in the exclusive event hotels have been tested negative.

Following the negative test results, the teams have been released from team quarantine and move to the competition phase. All ten teams will be allowed to play pre-competition games on Wednesday.

Prior to travel the teams, game officials and IIHF staff went through a seven-day team or home quarantine in their countries with three PCR tests between 3-9 August. A total of 1,692 tests were conducted during that period that were all negative. After landing in Calgary with charter planes all participants were in a five-day self-isolation period in the event hotels followed by a short team quarantine period until the pre-competition games on 18 August.

The teams will continue to be tested and follow the safety protocols until the end of the event. The 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship will be played from 20-31 August 2021 at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park.