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


  • Dear colleagues,

    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 issued an official Position Statement on the advisability of (recreational and professional) diving activities and the performance of Diving Medical Examinations in this current time period.

  • This is a matter of urgency !

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

    The original document is in English, but translated versions, thanks to our colleagues in EUBS and ECHM, are made available on the EUBS website ( and on the ECHM website (

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