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Hi all – nice easy to read road map from the LTA
NEXT STEPS: COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN ENGLAND
GOVERNMENT ROADMAP OVERVIEW
The Government’s roadmap is based on four steps. To assist tennis venues, coaches and officials in preparations, we have summarised below the key relevant aspects of the easing of
restrictions for each step, outlining what is known to date.
Before taking each step, the Government will review the latest data on the impact of the previous step against four tests around vaccination deployment and impact, infection rates and
NHS hospitalisations, and status of any new variants of the disease. They will then announce one week in advance whether restrictions will be eased as planned.
The summary grid above and the roadmap overview below will be updated as we progress through the four steps of the roadmap, and as and when we receive confirmation of further
detail from Government and Sport England.
STEP 1: 8 March and 29 March
Tennis in schools and sport as part of wraparound care (i.e. after-school clubs) can resume from 8 March
Outdoor courts to open and recreational play to resume from 29 March (detail as per the above summary grid)
STEP 2: No earlier than 12 April
Indoor leisure facilities open for individual/household use only
Indoor children’s sport resumes for larger groups, including group coaching etc.
Hospitality venues including pubs reopen outdoors only, subject to social contact restrictions (rule of 6)
Guidance to minimise domestic travel where possible remains
STEP 3: No earlier than 17 May
Social contact restrictions relaxed to maximum 30 people outdoors (formally organised sport already exempt from this outdoors from 29 March)
Rule of 6 or two households indoors
Organised indoor ‘adult group sports and exercise classes’ resume
Large events permitted within the following capacity limits subject to strict Government guidance
Hospitality resumes indoors
Domestic overnight stays in hotels, hostels and B&Bs permitted line with social contact restriction
Possible restart of international travel (subject to review)
STEP 4: No earlier than 21 June
Removal of limits on social contact
Enable large events above Step 3 capacity restrictions, subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research programme, and potentially using testing to reduce the risk of
infection, subject to further evaluation.
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