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Following recommendations from the local organizer in Pilsen, and taking into account the Covid-19 situation in Czechia and the introduction of a Covid-19 passport in Europe from 1 July, the EPF EC has decided to go forward with the organization of the European Masters Powerlifting championships on 7-13 July, 2021.

  • The current situation in Czechia is that competitions with up to 500 athletes can be organized and an audience of up to 50% of the venue capacity is allowed.
    Hotels, restaurants and shops will be open
  • The rules for entering Czechia for the moment are:  

Upon arrival, guests must present

  • a negative PCR test not older than 5 days
  • or an antigen test not older than 72 hours
  • or a vaccination certificate
  • or proof of recovery from Covid-19 in the past 180 days

From 1 July, a covid-19 passport will be issued in all 27 EU member nations. This will ease access to European countries and ease restrictions when returning home from abroad.

  • EPF recommend that athletes and officials going to Pilsen for the European Masters check with their insurance company that their travel insurance is valid.
  • The IPF Covid-19 protocol will be followed during the championships. Please read it and prepare accordingly.  Additionally, the organizer will prepare and support measures to follow the local Covid-19 rules when staying in the championship hotel.
  • Participants are encouraged to ensure that they are up to date with their own national Covid-19 rules for traveling abroad and returning home.
  • About 7 days prior to the championship, up to date Covid-19 rules in Czechia will be issued.
  • Should a situation occur that, at short notice, the pandemic in Czechia prevents the organization of the event, neither EPF nor the Organizer will be held responsible for any economic loss to the participants.  Private insurance and air tickets booked with the right to cancel are recommended.
  • The EPF EC is grateful to the organizers in Pilsen – headed by Mr. Miroslav Vacek – that they undertake to stage this event under the present conditions!

Our message to the athletes is that you are all pioneers to be the first lifters to compete at a  European championship since the lock down.
And the benefit is, that with less nominated lifters, the medal chances are high!


  • The EPF EC encourage all nominated lifters to take part and wish you good luck with the preparations!

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