COVID - 19 GUIDANCE UPDATE, 15/10/20

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As Essex moves into Tier 2 (High)  restrictions, please could I urge all members to continue to follow all the guidance to ensure we minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus infection, The revised LTA guidance for venues (available in full here ) particularly reminds us of the following:

ORGANISED GROUP ACTIVITY – OUTDOORS

The government has confirmed that organised activity for larger groups, including coached sessions, club nights and competitions is permitted as an exception to the limit of six, provided the activity is in accordance with the COVID-19 Secure guidelines published by the LTA for venues, coaches, players and competitions. The Government has made it clear that organised larger group tennis activity is only permitted where this is the case

Any organised larger group tennis activity is only permitted subject to a thorough risk assessment and event delivery plan, taking into consideration the relevant LTA and Government guidance, and where clear and appropriate risk mitigation measures are in place

When participating in any tennis activity indoors or outdoors, participants must not mingle in groups of more than six before and after the activity, while maintaining social distancing with those from another household at all times. If an organiser is not able to ensure this (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising) then such events should not take place. Attendees must avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group they are with, even if they see other people they know, at all times during their visit.