Coronavirus - Covid-19

Things have moved on from the notes below and we are now in lock-down. In an effort to protect your sanity during this time, please click here for some ideas.

Obviously things are developing rapidly and the GOV.UK website, TV news or various health websites will be able to give useful updates. From our point of view at present (17/03/2020), please note:

  1. Many sporting events and other large gatherings are being closed down. The local squash competitions (Dundee & District League and Crieff & District League) have now been concluded for this season, with remaining matches being halved.
  2. For now, we have reluctantly decided to cease the Monday Club Night and not to arrange a new set of Mini Leagues.
  3. Update 18/03/2020: All Live Active venues (including Bell's) now closed, probably until after the Easter holidays.
    Bell's (Live Active) stress that it is business as usual for now and mention the various additional hygiene precautions being taken.
  4. Anyone choosing to play squash there (or elsewhere) should follow the normal precautions regarding careful hand-washing, preferably taking your own water bottle etc.
  5. Update 18/03/2020: For the Club Championships and Handicap Tournament, all deadlines are suspended and the default position is that we'll arrange to conclude the tournaments later in the year, when things have hopefully settled down. Details TBA when we know more.
    Whether the final stages of the Club Championships and Handicap Tournaments are concluded at this time or much later in the year will be left to the discretion and consensus of the few players who are through to those final stages.
  6. The most important part of the attempt to reduce the spread of the virus is to isolate yourself if you believe you have any symptoms.
  7. Those over 70 and certain others have recently been asked to self-isolate for their own safety.

Let's hope this thing has the minimum negative effect and we can all get back to normal soon - but please do take precautions and try to keep everyone healthy meanwhile.