Article 14 Ambulance - Medical

UEFA Medical Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 July 2024

One fully equipped ALS ambulance, staffed by at least one paramedic and a driver, must be present for the sole use of the players, team officials, referee team and match officers:

  1. on matchday at the stadium/hall in all UEFA competitions;

  2. for the teams' matchday -1 training sessions in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Conference League, UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA European Women’s Championship including UEFA Women’s Nations League and Women’s European Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League and UEFA Super Cup.


The ambulance must contain a fully equipped emergency medical bag containing a portable oxygen cylinder and an AED defibrillator distinct from the ones included in the pitchside medical equipment. It must be positioned in an area that best permits quick egress from the pitch area and/or dressing rooms in an emergency. It must be in position:

  1. 2 hours before the match starts until 1 hour after the end of the match;

  2. 0.5 hours before the first matchday -1 training session until 0.5 hours after the end of the last training session (where applicable in accordance with Paragraph 14.01b).


The host must confirm the location of the ambulance to the team doctors on their arrival at the stadium/hall.


For matchday -1 training sessions in competitions other than those listed in Paragraph 14.01b), the host must ensure that an ambulance staffed with at least one paramedic and a driver is available within 15 minutes of the training venue in order to ensure emergency medical evacuation without delay. If this cannot be guaranteed, an ALS ambulance must be present on-site.


For all other training sessions held in connection with a UEFA match or tournament, the host should ensure that an ALS ambulance, staffed by at least one paramedic and a driver, is available at a suitable location to permit emergency medical evacuation from the venue without delay.


Where ambulances are required at the stadium/hall, private ambulances should be used when public ones cannot be guaranteed, in order to secure the presence of the ambulance for the required duration.