Badminton Wales is closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus within the UK and internationally, whilst being advised by the Government and other relevant organisations. Badminton Wales are acting on the information that there is currently no reason for individuals to stop doing their daily sport and physical activities as they normally would, including Badminton.
The health and safety of the Badminton Wales Family, whether you’re a member, player, volunteer, staff member or spectator, is our main priority. Currently, there are no plans to cancel, postpone or otherwise change any events that Badminton Wales delivers, however we are aware that the Coronavirus outbreak is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation. We are monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis and will continue to monitor and follow the expert advice provided to us.
For the latest Government guidance and information regarding the coronavirus, click here.
Badminton Wales encourages it's participants to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as it would with other illnesses. Click here for the Public Health England and NHS guidance on the matter, which we endorse.
For badminton clubs and leisure centres the Government has advised that hand hygiene should be strongly promoted and encouraged, and equipment and facilities should be thoroughly cleaned and wiped down as usual following use.
Materials including posters for Public Health England’s campaign to help stop the spread of viruses can be downloaded from their resources website.
Anyone who has been advised to self-isolate as a result of developing symptoms and/or recent international travel to destinations specified by the Government, should not take part in any badminton activities for the duration of the self-isolation period. For further information see the Gov.uk website, the NHS.UK website, the Welsh Government website, and the Public Health Wales website.
For those considering travelling to events, etc, click here for the Government's advice on travel.