COVID-19 GUIDELINES

As you will appreciate owing to the Covid-19 restrictions imposed by HM Government we will be adhering to guidance put in place by the LTA to ensure the safety your safety and wellbeing whilst competing. Undertaking any activity, including tennis, has the potential for increased risk of transmission of COVID-19, you are advised to read Government guidance on staying safe outside your home

Pre-attendance Symptom Check

 

Anyone attending a competition in any capacity should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website before leaving home. No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID -19, currently recognised as any of the following:

  • A high temperature

  • A new, continuous cough

  • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste

 

Equipment

 

  • Please bring your own hand sanitiser to clean your hands at regular intervals especially before and after a match.

  • Please try not to bring any equipment, baggage or clothing that is not essential.

 

Maintaining Social Distancing

 

  • Social distancing should be observed by all those attending the competition.

  • Players should not to congregate on/around the court before & after play.

  • There should be no skin to skin contact for players. Racket taps are allowed but shaking hands or elbow alternatives are not permitted.

 

Supervision & Spectating

 

  • Where possible, players should be restricted to one non-participant and, where possible, dependants should not be brought along.

  • Supporters, parents, and other spectators should remain socially distanced whilst attending events.

  • Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with government guidance.

 

Rain Delays

 

  • In the event of rain, attendees should use an umbrella or if they drove, return to their own vehicle, to maintain social distancing if there is insufficient outdoor cover from the rain to maintain social distancing.

  • Unfortunately it won’t be possible to gather indoors to shelter if it does rain.