Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest advice (updated on 22 March 2023)
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This page provides up to date information as to how the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the latest government advice around it, relates to tennis activities in Britain and all those involved in delivering them, with separate guidelines in place for each of England, Scotland, Wales, and the Channel Islands.
- England - 'living with covid' guidance
- Scotland - removal of guidance for sport
- Wales - updated guidance
- Channel Islands - latest guidance
As of 1 April 2022, England entered the government's 'Living with respiratory infections, including COVID-19' phase of their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
This means there are now no coronavirus-related legal restrictions in place.
All forms of tennis activity can take place with no coronavirus-related restrictions on how many people can participate, and all tennis facilities can open.
Further details are provided on the Government website.
As a result of the removal of most coronavirus regulations in Scotland, sportscotland’s return to sport and physical guidance has been withdrawn.
This means there are now no tennis-specific coronavirus-related restrictions in place, and all forms of tennis activity can take place with and all tennis facilities can open.
From the 30 May 2022 in Wales, coronavirus regulations came to an end.
This means that there are no coronavirus-related legal restrictions on tennis activity in place.
Further details and advice are available on the Welsh Government website.
As of 19 January 2023 for Jersey, all coronavirus restrictions have been removed. Guernsey was the first part the UK to remove restrictions on 17 February 2022.
This means that there are no coronavirus-related legal restrictions on tennis activity in place. More information on staying safe while playing sport can be found below:
During these challenging times for our society, our focus is to ensure tennis coaches, venues, volunteers, officials and players are supported in any way they can be, so that tennis in Britain emerges from this period in as strong and healthy position as possible, and the sport is able to resume its role in keeping the nation active.
We have created a bespoke web page which gives an overview of all our packages of additional funding and measures to support those involved in tennis in Britain who have been severely impacted by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
These measures have been developed by the LTA in consultation with Tennis Scotland and Tennis Wales, and will make additional support available to tennis venues, coaches, officials and players to complement that available from the Government in recognition of the vital contribution these groups all make to tennis.
You can read our announcement of these support measures here.
The National Tennis Centre is now open for elite training on a controlled basis, as part of the phased return of elite sport. All other activity delivered by the LTA remains suspended for the foreseeable future, including all LTA organised coaching sessions, programmes and training courses. We have also now extended the cancellation of all LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6) up to Sunday 26 June 2020 (please see below for further details on this).
The LTA, in conjunction with the All England Club, the ITF, ATP and WTA, has regrettably announced the cancellation of its summer Grass Court events and the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships following the latest advice from the UK Government and the suspension of professional tennis due to the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
For further details on this including what it means for fans who had tickets, please read our news article on the announcement.
We are still working through the refund process for tickets for The Championships 2020 alongside The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which we are advised is expected to take a few weeks. We would like to apologise that this process has taken longer than initially anticipated.
We will be in contact with all ticketholders as soon as we can; an email notification will be sent on the date the refund is processed.
We appreciate your patience during what we know are difficult times. Thank you for your continued support of tennis in Britain.
We have now extended the cancellation of all LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 5) up to Monday 31 August 2020. This includes the O35s County Cup, Ilkley Grade 2, East Gloucester Grade 2, County Championships and the Junior National Championships.
The latest Government and NHS guidance and information regarding Covid-19 can be found via the following links:
- Staying Alert & Safe (Social Distancing) - Government Guidance
For those in England, Sport England’s latest update for the sport and physical activity sector regarding Covid-19 can be read here: