UPDATE – New Tier 4 Restrictions

The Government has this afternoon (19 December) announced new Tier 4 restrictions will be introduced in parts of England from 00:01 tonight. We have been in discussion with DCMS to get confirmation of exactly what this means for tennis and can confirm the following for Tier 4 areas:

  • Indoor courts, gyms and sports facilities will need to close
  • Outdoor tennis courts can remain open for individual exercise, and for people to use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household
  • Organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people will be allowed to continue in larger numbers

In, terms of elite tennis, the Government has confirmed that elite sport can continue in line with the strict protocols and measures that are in place for it, as it did during the previous lockdown. Events such as the scheduled ‘Battle of the Brits Premier League of Tennis’ are therefore able to continue as previously announced.

We will be updating the summary grid of tennis activity by tier and the full guidance docuements as soon possibile to reflect the above information and any further details.