ALERT LEVEL 1
- Indoor Regulated Gatherings (previously known as Organised Indoor Activities) for up to 200 people free standing and 1,000 people seated where space allows. Subject to a risk assessment and taking reasonable measures (2 metre social distancing is still required)
- Doubles Play - No restrictions on same household/extended household (two other households) OR Modified Doubles:
Doubles can be played with 1 other member of another household (restricting to only allowing 1 partner per same day practice) Strictly no changing partners.
During match play, players must break for a minimum of 2 minutes after each set played. Maximum continuous play – 15 minutes followed by a minimum of 5 minutes break required before resuming modified doubles (Only required for continuous play)
During breaks players will move to their own designated space for the period of break before resuming play to minimise close contact time in, 2m social distancing required.
- Competitive table tennis is permitted, following submission of risk assessment ensuring all guidelines are followed.
It will not be possible to eradicate the risk of viral transmission in an indoor sport like table-tennis, but every effort should be made to mitigate the risk related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 where it is possible to do so. The Welsh Government has advised:
‘....we would expect all clubs, organisations or facilities providing activities at any level, whatever their size, reach or location, to be mindful of these principles when planning for a resumption of activity, to ensure this happens safely and conforms to Welsh Government guidance on the Coronavirus regulations’
‘Plans should be proportionate, should be reviewed regularly, and must offer a careful, phased approach to re-opening. Organisations should also focus on creating agile solutions that can be paused or rapidly reversed in the event of further Coronavirus outbreaks.’
We are following the Welsh Government Guidance and will move between Alert Levels as and when we are required to do so. For more information please consult the Welsh Government Coronavirus page.