COVID-19 Update for Tennis in NZ

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Tennis NZ is monitoring all available news sources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation changes daily we are making decisions regarding appropriate measures for tennis and will post updates on this page.

From midday today Wednesday New Zealand's Alert Levels are changing. At 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3. The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. NZ Government restrictions can be viewed HERE

Event updates: 

- 2020 14U Kiwi Indoor Junior Championships - postponed 

- Love Tennis Club Buzz Nights - to be confirmed - we are working through scenarios of moving the Buzz Nights to Zoom but our event team will be in touch with regions/associations/clubs regarding any changes - please direct any questions to lovetennis@tennis.kiwi

- Tennis NZ High Performance Tour - we are currently evaluating whether or not some of the meetings later this month will be going ahead. Tonights meeting in Dunedin and tomorrow's meeting in Christchurch are still a go! Please check back here or on Facebook for any updates.   

- Junior Development Coaching Course - postponed - please direct any questions to gayle@tennis.kiwi

Please keep THIS LINK handy as it will be where we post any updates to the above. 

What these Alert Level restrictions mean for tennis in NZ:

- Playing tennis within your bubble is permitted under Level 3. 

- Unfortunately coaching not permitted at Level 3, unless the coach and player are already within the same bubble.

- There is no obligation for a club or centre to open if it is not practical to do so. 

- Tennis is permitted at Level 2 but there are restrictions in place.

- Review the Tennis Alert Level Recommendations

- Enjoy Your Game but PLAY SAFE. If people don’t follow our guidelines clubs maybe forced to close their courts.

- Clubs choosing to open must be confident and comfortable that they can follow the health and safety measures recommended by the Government

- Access Sport NZ's guidelines for "Play, active recreation and sport at Level 2 and at Level 3"

- A Covid-19 safety plan must be in place if a club decides to open. The following template includes coaching practices which are not allowed under Level 3 or 4. This template is based on Work Safe, MOH and Government guidelines, which may assist in a club’s decision making whether to open.

- We recommend you use the Ministry of Health NZ Covid Tracer QR code poster. Use R911288 for the LocationBIC code in the template spreadsheet.

 Please keep THIS LINK handy as it will be where we post any updates to the above.  

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