4 week lockdown from 5th November
- With the latest lockdown measures that have come into force from Thursday 5th of November, clubs and venues have had to close for 4 weeks. Curriculum based squash activities are allowed to continue during school. Additionally, elite athletes who have been signed off by England Squash will be allowed to train during lockdown in line with Government protocol.
Detailed below is more information from England Squash about what this means for clubs and venues. Let us hope that restrictions are lifted come the 2nd of December. Stay safe and positive everyone. Keep exercising!
- 04.11.20. England Squash has confirmed that squash clubs and venues must close tomorrow, Thursday 5 November, following the Parliamentary approval of a four-week national lockdown, until 2 December. The UK Government have ordered all indoor leisure facilities to close for the duration of the lockdown – this includes all squash clubs and venues.
Clubs/venues that may open for limited purposes:
Squash clubs and venues that already provide the following are permitted to stay open for the limited purposes outlined below, and they must not make courts available to any other players, or open for other uses:
- Curriculum-based squash activity during school PE/games lessons in education (where that is part of the club/venue’s normal provision).
- Court use for elite athletes who have been signed off by England Squash to train during lockdown in line with Government protocol. Find out about the approval process.
Please note, England Squash are seeking further guidance on the use of clubs/venues for supervised activities for children and will share this information as soon as they receive it. In the meantime, you must close unless you are providing one of the above.
If you are unsure whether the two exemptions outlined above apply to your club/venue, you must contact England Squash directly to establish what course of action to take. In the mean time, we strongly advise that you close your club/venue.