LAST UPDATED 18.05.2020
Squash Wales is closely monitoring the Welsh Government advice around the coronavirus situation. All squash activity in Wales remains suspended following the Government’s advice to close sports facilities. We are very eager to see squash return as soon as it possibly can, in a safe way that is aligned to Welsh Government advice. We will share more information at the appropriate time, so that we can all get back on court.
Squash clubs and facilities should remain closed until further notice following the Welsh Governments latest address on the 12th May 2020 https://gov.wales/staying-home-and-away-others-guidance
Welsh Government issued further guidance on 15th May 2020 in relation to the steps they are considering as they lead Wales out of the coronavius pandemic. Specifically: Unlocking our society and economy: continuing the conversation https://gov.wales/unlocking-our-society-and-economy-continuing-conversation
This means that all squash clubs and facilities should remain closed until further notice – this includes anyone wishing to engage in solo practice or members of the same household playing on a squash court. As per the guidance Welsh Government are actively consulting with Sport Wales and stakeholders on unlocking our society in relation to sport.
We will continue to monitor Welsh Government guidance and will provide further information here as it arises.
29/05/20: Performance Pathway. The new Squash Wales Player Pathway is now complete and has been emailed out in both Welsh and English language to all our Academy Members. The date of the webinar has also been finalised and is set for Monday 8th June 2020. Details on how to join will be emailed out shortly.
29/05/20: Emergency Relief Fund. The Welsh Government have now increased this fund to £550,000 to help clubs across Wales get through these difficult times.
29/05/20: Emergency Relief Fund. Five squash clubs in Wales endorsed by the Governing Body have been awarded money from the Emergency Relief Fund to help them through this difficult period. Please see link below if you wish to apply for this help.
29/05/20: Coaches Corner. Squash Wales continue to update this section of the website weekly with new information to help guide and support all our members through this lockdown period.
18.05.20 Welsh League update: Statement from Squash Wales regarding Welsh leagues. https://www.squash.wales/league-squash-in-wales/
18.05.20: Performance Pathway: The new Squash Wales Player Pathway is nearing completion. This will be circulated in early June, with a follow up webinar to explain in more detail and receive input from our members.
15.05.20: Sport Wales & Welsh Government Discussions: Several SQW Board and Operational staff came together this week to work with other NGB’s and stakeholders with a view of agreeing high level recovery principles based on the environment in which our sport/activity is played. This will be an important step in informing Welsh Government of how sport can responsibly mange a phased return.
02.04.20: Premier Squash League: the 2019/20 karakal Premier Squash League (PSL) has been cancelled.
02.04.20: PSA World Tour events: the PSA have extended the suspension of the tour until July due to COVID-19
20.03.20: Squash Clubs: Welsh and UK Government tells all leisure centres and gyms to close until further notice.
16.03.20: Premier Squash League (PSL): All remaining PSL matches including the semi-finals, relegation and promotional play-offs and final are suspended.
14.03.20: Welsh Leagues: All Squash Wales leagues have been suspended due to COVID-19.
- Sport Wales funding – Emergency relief fund https://www.sport.wales/content-vault/emergency-relief-fund/
- WSA weekly Covid-19 update 15th May 2020: https://www.squash.wales/covid-19-updates/
- World Health Organisation YouTube video: https://youtu.be/mOV1aBVYKGA
- World Health Organisation situation report updates: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus