Following the latest announcement from the government regarding restrictions, we are pleased to confirm that Table Tennis England have issued the following statement:
Last updated September 22 at 2.15pm
Please note, this is an ever-changing situation and our advice may change at short notice. We recommend that you check our website regularly for the latest advice.
September 22 update:
Following the restrictions being put in place by the Government, announced on September 22, there are no major changes to the way in which table tennis and ‘organised’ sport will be able to operate.
Table tennis sessions, which are formally organised by a club, league or similar organisation, in line with Table Tennis England ready to return guidance, can therefore continue to operate as they have been doing with the continued application of the bubble of six rule. Further to this, more than six people would be allowed in the hall at any one time, but it is absolutely crucial that the bubble of six rule is observed. It is important however that once someone has finished their table tennis session that they leave the playing facility and avoid socialising.
Individuals’ must also avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.
Please check your local authorities’ websites in case of any additional measures that may be put in place locally. We will keep this page updated with any significant developments and changes and we encourage you to continue to look at the Hygiene and Facility guidance and Local League guidance documents, which can be found here.
If you are having challenges accessing your facility or your facility is restricting access as a result of any of the recent announcements, please contact us so we can support clubs and leagues to get access to facilities and to also reassure facilities that the recent changes do not prevent table tennis continuing, as it has already been doing safely. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This will mean that we can continue with our plans to start the season on 2nd November 2020.