Update – GB Team & Virtus Events

Update 24th March 2020:

UKSA has received information from Inas (Virtus) Europe to confirm that the 2020 European Athletics, Swimming and Table Tennis Champions scheduled for Russia in June has been cancelled.  There are no plans to re-schedule this event in 2020.

We know that athletes will be disappointed and worried about this cancellation.  UKSA will be speaking with its Sports Committees and Inas (Virtus) Europe to consider the impact and plans for 2021.

If you have any questions on this event and other updates in this post, please contact us at the UK Sports Association.

In the meantime, please continue to follow the advice of your coaches on training and planning.  Importantly follow the Governments latest advice on keeping safe, social distancing and staying at home.

See later on this page for links to official NHS and Government advice pages.

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Update 19th March 2020:

The current situation and advice is changing rapidly.  Earlier today we receive communication from Marc Truffaut, President of Virtus regarding two of the events that UKSA has been watching closely:

World Tennis Championships, Belgium, 18 – 26th July 2020

 This event has been cancelled.  Virtus has advised that the are exploring whether or not it is possible to provide a World Championships towards the end of 2020.  There are no guarantees that this is possible.  They will update us when possible.  UKSA will continue to keep the LTA informed of any progress.  We will also update through our website and social media.

Players should continue to follow the guidance of their LTA contacts and coaches.  If there are any questions or further guidance needed then please contact us at UKSA.

World Cycling Championships, Portugal 21st – 27th July 2020

This event has been cancelled.  Virtus has advised that they are exploring whether or not it is possible to host an event later in the year, possibly through video entries.  There are no guarantees that this is possible.  They will update us when possible.  UKSA will continue to keep you informed through our website and social media.

In the meantime cyclists should continue to follow the guidance of their club and their coaches.  If there are any questions or further guidance needed then please contact us at UKSA.

 No further information has been received regarding the European Athletics and swimming Championships in Russia 20th – 26th June 2020.  See our earlier update here.

 Further Advice and Guidance

We encourage you all to follow Government advice, keep up to date with changes and keep safe.  Here are some links to useful information being given

Government Advice

NHS Advice

Easy read information on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and how to stay safe (Mencap)

Sport England Guidance on how to stay active at home

Eligibility and classification applications should continue as normal.  For further guidance and information on UKSA’s approach to the current circumstances, please see our earlier announcements here.

Best wishes,

Tracey McCillen, CEO & The UK Sports Association Board