Coronavirus Update 24th March 2020

Coronavirus statement

Author: 

Paul Stimpson


Publish date: March 24, 2020

Last updated 24th March 2020 at 4pm

Please note, this is a fast moving situation and our advice may change at short notice. We recommend that you check our website regularly for the latest advice.

The health and wellbeing of all our members, volunteers, suppliers and staff remain the key priority for the Board of Table Tennis England at this time of great uncertainty.

Following the latest Government announcement yesterday evening, the Board has reached the following decision:

All events are cancelled until the end of May. These include the Cadet & Junior National Championships, Inter-Regional Finals, Redbridge Grand Prix, British League, NCL/ NJL, County Championships, as well as all sanctioned events (i.e. tournaments on the Table Tennis England calendar).

National events are cancelled until the end of June. These include the U10-13 National Championships, Junior National Cup & Gloucester Grand Prix.

A Board decision will be made no later than the end of April on sanctioned events (1*, 2* 4* etc) in June and beyond. We will also investigate the potential for rescheduling outstanding rounds of British League, NCL/ NJL and County Championships.

Based on the Board decision, we will consider on a case-by-case basis how best to either reschedule outstanding rounds or conclude the season as it currently stands.

Click here to see a list of cancelled or postponed events

Previously, we had announced the cancellation of all sanctioned Table Tennis England events and the postponement of sanctioned Table Tennis England leagues until April 30th.

These included the Wolverhampton Grand Prix, Cadet National Cup and Under-12 National Cup, the Jack Petchey Individual Finals, the Butterfly Schools Individual Finals, the zonal round of the English Leagues Cup Competitions (ELCC) and, as a result, the ELCC finals.

Any entry fees we have received for national tournaments will be refunded.

Scheduled coach education courses in this period will be postponed with new dates identified as soon as possible.

We acknowledge that the cancellation of domestic competitions and gatherings will impact greatly on the table tennis community but we are all in uncertain times together and we must put the health and safety of our families and communities first.

We will continue to update this page as the situation progresses. You can also visit our coronavirus advice page for more information about how we are supporting the sport, how you can stay active while staying at home, and how to contact our staff.

If you have any questions, please email help@tabletennisengland.co.uk

General Guidance For general queries related to Coronavirus, please follow government guidance. The latest information can be found using the links below:

www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

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