June 22, 2020
Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,
Following the First Minister’s announcement on June 18th and as Scotland begins to move to Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s route map, we wanted to reiterate what this means for table tennis clubs, facilities and players across the country.
The Scottish Government guidelines are clear in that indoor sports facilities cannot re-open in Phase 1 or Phase 2. This means that all table tennis clubs and facilities must remain closed until further notice.
Whilst the First Minister’s announcement to move to Phase 2 of the route map is a welcome step forward, allowing a further extension of exercise guidelines (albeit not yet being relevant to table tennis activity), Table Tennis Scotland is keen to reiterate that public health and wellbeing remains the most pressing priority and that we all should continue to recognise our collective responsibility to do what we can to continue to suppress the spread of the virus.
Working through what a return may look like
TTS is continuing to work closely with the Scottish Government, sportscotland and other governing bodies to progress plans for the return of table tennis when it is safe to do so and as part of future phases of the route map.
Currently, this work is exploring the possibility of a conditioned return to table tennis activity in Phase 3 of the route map. Until the table tennis guidance has been cleared for publication by the Scottish Government you can find a wealth of excellent generic sports information on the sportscotland website https://sportscotland.org.uk/covid-19/ .
I would urge you all to take time to read through this information in preparation for our anticipated return to play later in Phase 3.
In the mean time please stay healthy and keep safe!
TABLE TENNIS SCOTLAND
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