Coronavirus FAQs for clubs
We’ve put together some FAQs for clubs to offer advice and guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please continue to refer to and follow the UK Government guidance for employers and businesses.
What support is there for clubs facing a loss of income as a result of club closures?
We appreciate the challenges clubs are currently facing, and there are potential routes to claim financial support - visit out funding support page for more details.
What will England Squash do to support clubs?
We launched a Bounce Back grants scheme to help clubs to get ready for the return to play.
We will continue to keep clubs informed of the latest UK Government developments and are in regular discussion with Sport England on how squash clubs can be supported. We've put together a range of support including webinars which you can see here. Our staff remain working and are contactable either via email, phone or social media.
Will there be any support towards my club's England Squash affiliation?
With no members on court, we know that many clubs will be considering how they make ends meet, and we are aware that affiliation to England Squash may be a factor in those conversations. Therefore, we have put a freeze on all membership and affiliation renewals until 1 September. The period for which we will extend the following will be in line with the Government measures. This means:
- Your club and its members will continue to be affiliated throughout this period.
- Clubs who have paid their affiliation renewal invoice since 1 March will receive discounted affiliation fees next year, pro-rata of the number of months that squash clubs must be closed.
- Clubs who are due to renew during the period of Government measures (or have lapsed since 1 March) will be given a ‘grace period’ so will remain affiliated. Renewal invoices will not be sent during this time. Once the current measures have been lifted, clubs will be invoiced for the number of months remaining in their affiliation year.
- For clubs that do not fall into these categories, we will offer a discount to their affiliation fees next year, pro-rata of the number of months that squash clubs must be closed.
If you receive an invoice during this period, please ignore it for the time being, we will be in touch with a revised invoice later in the year.
How can we support self-employed coaches?
We appreciate that squash coaches are largely self-employed. On 26th March, the UK Government announced their new package of support for those who are self-employed which can be found here. We are staying in touch with Sport England as they seek further clarity from the Government on support for sports coaches.
How can clubs stay connected with members?
Staying in touch with your members during this period is a great way to support them and keep them engaged. Check out our how-to-guide and available support.