The Badminton World Federation (BWF) released a Special Table of Offences and Penalties which relates to fines and impositions if and when Covid-19 protocols are breached at tournaments.

These fines range from 250 USD to 1000 USD.

  • Physical contacts like shaking hands are now officially punishable (e.g. opponents shake hands, player and coach shake hands, embrace, etc.): first incident will result in a warning, second and all other incidents will incur a 250 USD fine and tournament passes will be revoked (expelled from the tournament).
  • If a player fails to submit Covid-19 test results before arriving at a tournament, he/she will be fined 500 USD. If the test had not been done then their tournament passes would be revoked.
  • Failure to wear a mask in accordance to tournament rules: first incident will result in a warning, second incident will be a 250 USD fine, the third incident will be a 500 USD fine and tournament passes will be revoked.
  • Refusing to take a test on the request of the BWF or the tournament host – 500 USD fine and tournament passes will be revoked.
  • Failure to stay in the designated hotel/accomodation will result in a 500 USD fine and repeated offence of the same will incur a 1000 USD fine and tournament passes will be revoked.
  • Non-disclosure of symptoms – 500 USD fine. Repeated offences of the same will incur a 1000 USD fine and tournament passes will be revoked.
  • Ignoring quarantine/isolation before test results are available – 500 USD fine and tournament passes will be revoked.
  • Failure to cooperate and fully disclose information to contact tracing authorities will result in a 500 USD fine. Repeated offences of the same will result in 1000 USD and tournament passes being revoked.
  • Entering unauthorised areas or the red zones: first incident will result in a warning, second incident will be a 250 USD fine and the third incident will be a 500 USD fine and tournament passes will be revoked.
  • Posting case information on social media will result in a 250 USD fine for each incident.

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