The French Open is scheduled for Sept. 27-Oct. 11 in Paris. Following is a list of protocols drawn up by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to ensure the tournament can take place safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
* Players will be tested upon arrival and handed accreditation after a negative result. A second test will be conducted within 72 hours. Once the second test comes back negative, the subsequent frequency of testing is every five days.
* Two official hotels have been reserved for players and their guests, but players can rent private houses.
* Players will have access to the stadium only on the day of their match. They will be allowed to use the Jean-Bouin training centre on non-matchdays.
* Different routes will be set up for players and their guests depending on their match schedule.
* All players, their guests and accredited people will follow strict COVID-19 protocols at the venue before and during the tournament.
* Only 1,000 spectators will be allowed per day at the 12 hectare Roland Garros site, with physical distancing rules in place.
* All spectators over the age of 11 are required to wear facemasks.
* The tournament site will be divided into zones to limit crossings and avoid large gatherings.
(Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Toby Davis)