Rafael Nadal Releases Letter Ensuring Safety Of Children At Rafa Nadal Academy

Published 03/17/2020, 11:32 AM EDT

While many of us are figuring out the way to remain sane in these testing times, Rafael Nadal knows how to be the perfect mentor and put his house in order. We are talking about an open letter written by Rafa. The letter addressed his academy and the parents of the children who have been lodged inside its luxurious campus.


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We are all isolating ourselves with the onslaught of the Coronavirus. However, we have the comfort of our loved ones to get through these difficult times. Unfortunately, these children lack that faculty. Coming from 42 different countries, travel to their homes would be extremely difficult. Obviously, their parents would be greatly concerned for their health and safety.

Like a true leader and guardian, the Spaniard allayed the concerns of all parents. He assured them that the Academy is taking full care of the children. In fact, he detailed the steps being taken. This was an incredible initiative by the Mallorcan and would definitely comfort the parents.


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What has Rafael Nadal said in the letter? 

Here’s the full text of Rafael Nadal’s open letter –

Hello all,

I hope you are well in these complicated times.

As you know, the circumstances at the Academy are very particular as throughout the year young players of 42 different nationalities reside here.

For various family and logistical reasons, many of them have stayed here and it is our duty and responsibility to look after them and that is what I have told their parents.

It the last few hours we have been in contact with the Superior Sports Council and the Balearic Islands’ Regional Ministry of Health in order to adopt the suitable measures that are in line with the current law. The outcome of these conversations has allowed some coaching and support staff, as well as cleaning personnel, who have all volunteered, to confine themselves within the facilities in order to be able to look after these players who have to stay at the Academy during this time.

On Saturday, the Academy closed to the public, the adult residencies, the gym, the museum, the shop and the restaurant, such that the players and volunteer staff who are now confined to the premises are the only people on site. Nobody from outside can enter and thus we are able to try and avoid any possible infection from the outside.

In the next part of his letter, Rafa talked directly to the parents.

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What has Nadal conveyed to the parents? 


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Nadal confirmed the academy’s commitment to the well being of the academy’s children –

I would like to take this opportunity to put the parents’ minds at rest and to tell you all that your children are being very well looked after by a great team that is giving their all every single minute to take care of their health. I know you want to be with your children and we hope that moment will arrive soon.

Would also like to encourage you to stay at home. These are difficult times but together we will come through them.


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