Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Latest Update 19 July

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The LTA advises:

The country has moved to Step 4 of the Government roadmap from 19 July, meaning that most legal restrictions have been lifted. There are no longer any restrictions on how many people can take part in tennis activity, indoors or outdoors.

Tennis remains a naturally socially distant sport and relatively low risk activity.

However, players should take the following steps to reduce the risk of transmission when attending and participating in tennis activity.

Check for COVID-19 symptoms. Before attending any tennis activity, players (like officials, volunteers and coaches) should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19. These are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

 Take part safely. As a socially distant sport, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 whilst participating is low. However, participants should continue to:

  • Follow good hygiene practices, to reduce the risk of transmission in sport environments. Also consider the wishes of other participants (i.e. if they do not wish to shake hands after a match).
  • Avoid sharing water bottles or other refreshment containers. Where possible, you should take your own drink, in a labelled or highly distinguishable container.

Support Test & Trace. It is no longer a legal requirement to collect contact details, however doing so will help to support NHS Test and Trace to reduce the spread of the virus.

The full LTA advice can be seen here.


At Wantage Tennis Club, the hand sanitisers and QR codes remain in place should you choose to use them.

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