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The Tennis Courts are now Closed due to Government Rules, for you and others safety, therefore all activities are suspended, at present they are saying for 3 weeks but it will depend on the evolving situation.

The Club and Coaches hope you all stay happy and healthy given the restrictions, and look forward to seeing you back on court when appropriate.

LTA IMPORTANT UPDATE

The absolute priority of everyone in Britain needs to be protecting the health of the nation, with a requirement to dramatically adjust our behaviour to help slow the spread of the disease, prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed, and ultimately save lives. The way everyone can do this is complying with the Government’s guidance and staying at home.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening (23 March) all tennis facilities and courts should be closed, and tennis coaching and activity should be put on hold with immediate effect.

The National Tennis Centre is closed, and all activity delivered by the LTA remains suspended for the foreseeable future, including all LTA organised coaching sessions, programmes and training courses.  We have also now extended the cancellation of all LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6) up to 31 May 2020.

During these challenging times for our society,  our focus over the coming weeks will be to ensure tennis coaches, venues, volunteers, officials and players are supported in any way they can be, so that tennis in Britain emerges from this period in as strong and healthy position as possible, and the sport is able to resume its role in keeping the nation active.

We are continuing to work with Government to help us achieve this, and establishing what further support can be provided to help all those impacted by this unprecedented situation.

 

Extract from Government website

NEW RULES ON STAYING AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

 

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

 

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.

 

1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes

 

2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces

 

3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

 

Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

 

These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

 

1. STAYING AT HOME

 

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.

● Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.

 

● One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.

 

● Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.

 

● Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

 

These four reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

 

These measures must be followed by everyone. Separate advice is available for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded.

If you work in a critical sector outlined in this guidance, or your child has been identified as vulnerable, you can continue to take your children to school. Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes

 

 

 

 

2. CLOSING NON-ESSENTIAL SHOPS AND PUBLIC SPACES

 

Last week, the Government ordered certain businesses - including pubs, cinemas and theatres - to close.

The Government is now extending this requirement to a further set of businesses and other venues, including:

 

● all non-essential retail stores - this will include clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets.

 

 

● libraries, community centres, and youth centres.

 

● indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, such as bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities.

 

● communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms.

 

● places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families.

 

● hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers).

 

More detailed information can be found,here, including a full list of those businesses and other venues that must close. Businesses and other venues not on this list may remain open.

 

3. STOPPING PUBLIC GATHERINGS

To make sure people are staying at home and apart from each other, the Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people.

 

There are only two exceptions to this rule:

● where the gathering is of a group of people who live together - this means that a parent can, for example, take their children to the shops if there is no option to leave them at home.

 

● where the gathering is essential for work purposes - but workers should be trying to minimise all meetings and other gatherings in the workplace.

 

In addition, the Government is stopping social events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies. This will exclude funerals, which can be attended by immediate family.

 

DELIVERING THESE NEW MEASURES

 

These measures will reduce our day to day contact with other people. They are a vital part of our efforts to reduce the rate of transmission of coronavirus.

 

Every citizen is instructed to comply with these new measures.

 

The Government will therefore be ensuring the police and other relevant authorities have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings where people do not comply.

 

They will initially last for the three weeks from 23 March, at which point the Government will look at them again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

 

 
 

 

 

 

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