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Isabel García Sanz durante la presentación del cartel del CIPREA en la Diputación de Córdoba

The president of the Royal Spanish Lifesaving Federation, Isabel García Sanz, during the presentation of the CIPREA programme and poster last Monday at the Cordoba Provincial Council./Laura Martín-RFESS

The International Congress on Drowning Prevention (CIPREA) will be held in Cordoba in a normal health situation

 The Andalusian Regional Government excludes this activity from the health authority’s risk assessment

The third edition of the International Congress on Drowning Prevention (CIPREA) will be held between Friday and Sunday next week in Cordoba within a situation of normal health, after the Andalusian Regional Government decreed the city’s move to the new ‘level zero’ alert, whereby only basic precautions are maintained “in order to control the transmission of the virus and the preservation of the health care capacity of the health system“.

This is stated in an Order of the Regional Ministry of Health and Families, which also states that “at trade fairs, conferences, congresses and other professional events, it will not be necessary“.

The city of Cordoba went to ‘level zero’ last week due to the low incidence of Covid-19, which on Wednesday stood at 17.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which allows the use of public or private facilities with their maximum permitted capacity, although “appropriate preventive and hygiene measures must be adopted to prevent the risks of contagion”, such as ventilation and the use of masks, which is mandatory in enclosed spaces throughout the country.

The CIPREA will bring together more than three hundred people from 31 countries on five continents, 24 of whom are presenting papers or communications.

This makes it the most important post-pandemic congress event to be held in the province of Cordoba and the one that will be the most important throughout this year, as well as being a world reference in the prevention of drowning and lifesaving as a sport, as it is the only reference in this area between 2019 and 2023, the five-year period in which the congress organised by the International Lifesaving Federation will not take place.

The programme is made up of eight papers, a round table of experiences, 66 communications and fifteen posters. 2021/10/7