Coronavirus (Covid-19) – latest update

09/04/2021

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This page provides up to date information as to how the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the latest government advice around it, relates to tennis activities in Britain and all those involved in delivering them, with separate guidelines in place for each of EnglandScotland and Wales.

LATEST UPDATES:

England (updated 9 April)

Return to Play Guidance

UPDATE: Step 2 Guidance (9 April)

Following the publication by DCMS yesterday afternoon of its detailed Step 2 guidance for grassroots sport ahead of England moving to the next stage of the roadmap on Monday, we have now published updates to our detailed Covid-19 Secure guidance documents for tennis players, venues, coaches and officials. 

The Step 2 guidance applies from Monday 12 April, with the key changes from Step 1 being:

  • More indoor tennis activity permitted (including group activity for under 18s, 1:1 coaching for adults and children, and same household/bubble singles and doubles social play)
  • Changing rooms can be opened (but advice is still to minimise use and arrive ready to play/shower at home where possible)
  • Venues can small outdoor events such as open days
  • Outdoor hospitality can resume (rule of six applies)
  • Travel to and from Wales is permitted (be aware there are different restrictions for playing tennis in Wales). It is anticipated that travel to and from Scotland will be permitted on or shortly after 26 April

The Government has advised that this guidance should be followed immediately, and will be updating the law to reflect the new rules.

Players are asked to be patient with venues and coaches as they take the necessary time to safely implement the guidelines in a way appropriate for their own circumstances.