Éxito del protocolo sanitario de los Campus de la Fundación Real Madrid

Success of the medical protocol at the Real Madrid Foundation's campuses

NEWS | 31/08/2020

For nine weeks, 1,500 children have enjoyed sports and its values in a safe environment.
With almost 1,500 rapid tests carried out by Megalab every Monday, the Real Madrid Foundation's Campus Experience, both for football and basketball, has been very successful at various locations, mainly at Real Madrid City, in a very difficult summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health protocol begins every Monday with the taking of temperatures, changing masks, disinfection of footwear and the hydro-alcoholic gel upon entering Real Madrid City. Once inside, a nurse from Megalab, who has travelled to the Real Madrid facilities, carries out the rapid tests on the participants who arrive from their homes. In just 10 minutes the Megalab nurse has the results and confirms to the coordinators that all the participants are negative and can start the activity.

The objective from the start of the campuses was to create safe spaces.

The Real Madrid Foundation has put its trust in Eurofins Megalab, the Spanish leader in diagnostic tests, to carry out this important task, which is combined with the internal protocol of the campuses: small, unrelated work groups; priority activity in the open air, including lunchtime; each participant has a bottle of water and no access to fountains; hand and shoe disinfection when changing from one space to another and a mask is obligatory except on the football pitch.

The main objective from the start of the Campus Experience was to create safe environments for the activity, adapting it to the circumstances but without taking anything away from the learning and enjoyment of the children taking part. The health protocol, both for the participants and for the coaches, monitors and coordinators, is a big effort but it means guaranteeing that the activity can be carried out and minimising the risks of possible contagion among the youngsters. The results support the suitability of the process as no infection has occurred.