Exempt outdoor tennis from closure due to COVID-19

Support the LTA in conducting COVID safe outdoor tennis. Tennis facilities operate nationally and mostly on a volunteer basis help people keep physically and mentally fit.

27,724 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Monday 9th November 2020
Last 24 hours signatures
1
Signature Deadline
Sunday 9th May 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 31,610

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Work with the LTA to agree how tennis can operate safely during lockdown - build upon the previous successful approach and take action this week.


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Sport is crucial for our mental and physical health. That’s why we have continued to make sure that people can exercise. Given the seriousness of the current situation tennis courts have had to close.


The importance of sport and physical activity, including tennis, for the nation’s physical and mental health has never been more apparent. They are a powerful defence against the covid-19 pandemic, and we will need to raise levels of fitness among the population as we prepare to return to our normal lives, now the vaccination programme has begun.

No government would want to be in a position of needing to close sports facilities, including tennis courts. The benefits of tennis are wide ranging for example it can bring people together, improve agility, flexibility and balance and help relieve stress. Tennis courts were one of the first sports facilities to be reopened following the initial lockdown and they were also able to stay open in the local tiered restrictions, including tier 4. However, the current spread of the virus risks the healthcare system becoming overwhelmed. This is something we cannot allow to happen and is why the current national lockdown was introduced.

The current restrictions are designed to get the R rate under control through limiting social contact and reducing transmissions. All decisions made by the Government relating to the pandemic and sport have been based on advice and guidance from health and scientific experts.

During the period of these restrictions you can continue to exercise alone, with one other person or with your household or support bubble. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. You should maintain social distancing.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place which include:
● parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
● public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
● the grounds of a heritage site
● Playgrounds

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