Table Tennis Wales Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated at 3pm on the 16th March 2020 (please check the website daily for any further updates)

The development over the weekend regarding the outbreak of coronavirus throughout the UK is going to cause challenges and affect the current and future activities of Table Tennis Wales and community table tennis. Please find below our latest position with regards to community table tennis, events, national squads and the Table Tennis Wales offices.

Table Tennis Wales Office/ National Squads/One to Ones/International events

All Table Tennis Wales office and coaching staff have been advised to work from home and cancel any squad sessions or one-to-one sessions until the 30th March 2020; the situation will be reviewed after this date. All international events are cancelled as the International Table Tennis Federation and European Table Tennis Union has suspended all activity until the end of April, including the European Team Championship stage that was due to be held in Cardiff in April. See the below links for their respective statements:

TCW Veterans Event (April 2020)

The TCW veterans event in Anglesey will now be postponed and rearranged for later in the year, so keep an eye on the TTW calendar for the revised dates.

International Primary Schools Tournament (3rd-5th April 2020)

The Isle of Man Table Tennis Association has cancelled this event which was due to be run over the weekend of the 3rd-5th April 2020.

Community Clubs/Leagues

To date, the Government has yet to issue any advice recommending sports clubs to stop running. For those clubs/leagues who do want to continue then we recommend that you follow the public health advice on maintaining good hygiene to stop the spread of the virus. If any players, officials or coaches are feeling unwell, please follow the Government’s advice to self-isolate and do not take part in any table tennis activities. Also, if anyone is considered vulnerable to the virus, then please consider if it is sensible to attend clubs/leagues.

Please find up to date information on the topic on the below link, including what to do if you have symptoms.