Coronavirus and HLTC

Tennis Balls

Given the current UK Government advice regarding COVID-19, the club committee is determined to adopt sensible, proportionate measures to help members minimise their risk of contracting the virus.

As we move into the summer season the competitive, coaching and social programmes are in full swing for adults and juniors alike. We wish to ensure that we neither overreact nor fail to put in place appropriate restrictions. We are fortunate to have in our midst a wealth of specialist medical expertise in the field of Tropical Medicine and are tapping into this knowledge to formulate a policy.

Specific advice will be formulated over the next few days so please keep in touch with developments through the website.

The LTA position is as follows:

The LTA is in communication with the Government and other relevant organisations regarding the coronavirus, and has been advised there is presently no reason people should stop doing their daily sport and physical activities as they normally would.  This applies to tennis, and so tennis activities in Britain can continue as normal.  Should that position change or further advice and guidance be provided then this page will be updated.

Preventing the spread of Covid-19

As with any other illness, all those involved in tennis in Britain are encouraged to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and avoid catching it by following Public Health England and NHS guidance.

Information on how to do this is provided on the NHS.UK website, with additional information available on the Public Health England blog.

For organisations offering community and leisure services, the Government has advised that hand hygiene should be strongly promoted and encouraged, and equipment and facilities should be thoroughly cleaned and wiped down as usual following use. 

Anyone who has been advised to self-isolate or stay at home based on the advice on the NHS.UK website should clearly not therefore take part in tennis activities for the duration of the specified period.

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