During the Beach Championships 2023, all the participants will have continuous access to medical emergency services provided by qualified medical staff, both during sport events as well as in accommodation and catering zones. The Medical Area of the University Sports Service will be providing assistance throughout the Championship. Medical assistance will also be supported by the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), the Civil Protection Service and the "Medical Emergencies Service 061".
During the EUC, the Organizing Committee will provide physiotherapy services and treatment tables in the playing fields.
All participants in the Championship participate at their own risk. Each participant requires international health insurance for the duration of the stay in the Championship and must arrange it prior to their arrival in Spain.
Neither EUSA nor the Organising Committee will be liable for any costs arising from the failure to follow this regulation. Each participant with special dietary requirements or with a chronic condition/ illness shall communicate all relevant information to the OC in advance, and at the latest during the accreditation procedure.
EUSA is committed to the principles of fair play and upholds the principles of antidoping at all of its events. Where it occurs and where present at EUC, the Medical Commission oversees that WADA Regulations on antidoping procedures are adhered to.
Any competitor found to test positive on doping control procedure will be excluded from all future EUSA events for the period of two years. In such circumstances a report will be submitted to WADA, ISF, to the rector of his University, National University Sport Association and National Sport Federation.
The Organising Committee will provide a specific space for the antidoping control.
If you need any drug, we recommend to bring it with you in advance. Some of them require a prescription and getting it would take a valuable time in case of emergency or chronic conditions. Nevertheless, if you forget it, you can always ask to the Organising Committee medical staff.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
Make sure that each member of the team brings the European Health Insurance Card. These cards are freely issued by your national health insurance provider. This card gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in Spain as member of the European Union.
Remember that the EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight to your home country or lost/ stolen properties. This is the reason why it's also necessary to travel with an appropriate travel insurance.
Be aware that each country’s healthcare system is different. Services that cost nothing at your country might not be free in another country.
Those countries that are not member of the European Union can't benefit from the health care provided by the European Health Insurance Card, so they should bring an appropriate health and travel insurances.
If you have a medical emergency, call 112.
If you have a sport injury during the competition, there will be a medical team on duty at all sport venues. They will be wearing distinctive clothing. Referrals to the hospital in ambulance will only be done under medical criterion.
In case of injuries or emergencies requiring hospitalisation, the injured can be taken to the the nearest hospitals:
- Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria (Virgen de la Victoria University Hospital), located at Campus de Teatinos, S/N, 29010 Málaga.
- Hospital Comarcal de la Axarquía (La Axarquía Regional Hospital), located at Av. del Sol, 43, 29700 Vélez-Málaga, Málaga.