The AELTC can validate that it is proceeding an in-depth assessment of all circumstances for The Championships 2020, consisting of post ponement as well as termination, as an outcome of the COVID-19 episode.
The AELTC has actually been backup preparation given that January, functioning very closely with the UK federal government as well as public health and wellness authorities to follow their guidance as well as recognize the most likely influence of COVID-19 as well as the federal government’s emergency situation actions on The Championships, as well as our ideas are with all those impacted by this situation right now.
An emergency situation conference of the AELTC Main Board is arranged for following week, as well as to prepare we are interacting very closely with the LTA, as well as with the ATP, WTA, ITF as well as the various other GrandSlams The develop for The Championships results from start at the end of April.
At this moment, based upon the guidance we have actually gotten from the general public health and wellness authorities, the extremely brief home window readily available to us to phase The Championships as a result of the nature of our surface area recommends that post ponement is not without substantial threat as well as problem. Playing behind shut doors has actually been officially eliminated.
Following the federal government’s guidance, the AELTC’s websites at the All England Club, Wimbledon Park Golf Club as well as Raynes Park are presently gathered physical procedures decreased to the functional minimum to keep the turf courts as well as the safety of the websites.
The AELTC, with our charity the Wimbledon Foundation, is providing assistance within our neighborhood areas as well as even more extensively for the London as well as UK populace with our collaborations with the British Red Cross as well as City Harvest.
Richard Lewis CBE, AELTC Chief Executive, commented: “The unprecedented challenge presented by the COVID-19 crisis continues to affect our way of life in ways that we could not have imagined, and our thoughts are with all those affected in the UK and around the world. The single most important consideration is one of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make. We are working hard to bring certainty to our plans for 2020 and have convened an emergency meeting of the AELTC Main Board for next week, at which a decision will be made.”