** COVID-19: EUBS-ECHM Position Statement on diving activities

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts not only the general healthcare system but also ambulance and first aid providers, there is a general agreement that risk-taking activities and sports should take this situation into account.
EUBS and ECHM now issue an official Position Statement on the advisability of (recreational and professional) diving activities and the performance of Diving Medical Eexaminations in this current time period.

Please circulate this Position Statement widely, as we are getting reports of recreational diving emergencies still happening and in need of hyperbaric treatment – thus compromising hyperbaric treatment centre staff, resources and safety !

Please download and read the attached document. The original document is in English, but translated versions, thanks to our community, are available below and on the ECHM website (www.echm.org).

Let us face this unprecedented challenge, together, in concerted action, and take the necessary measures to protect our patients and (para)medical personnel.

English: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
Portuguese: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
Polish: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
German: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
Spanish: Posición EUBS-ECHM sobre buceo y COVID-19 (26 Marzo 2020)
Italian: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
Turkish: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
Greek: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
Slovak: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
Dutch: EUBS-ECHM position on diving and COVID-19 (26th March 2020)
French: Position EUBS-ECHM sur la plongée et COVID-19 (26th March 2020)

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