Guidance for the squash community following the death of Her Majesty The Queen
England Squash joins the nation in mourning the loss of Her Majesty The Queen. The Queen had a profound impact on the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the World, and was a great ally of sport.
Today, the UK Government and Sport England have issued guidance that sporting activities and events may continue to take place during the period of National Mourning including on the day of the State Funeral. Based on this guidance, we can provide the following advice for squash clubs, venues, coaches and players:
- There is no obligation to cancel or postpone community squash, events and competitions, friendlies or training, or to close your club/venue.
- As a mark of respect, clubs and venues might wish to consider cancelling or postponing events or closing their venue on the day of the State Funeral. However, clubs and venues are under no obligation to do so and this is entirely at their discretion.
- If squash competitions and events are planned for the day of the State Funeral, clubs/venues may want to adjust the event timings so they do not clash with the timings of the funeral service and associated processions.
- As a mark of respect, and in keeping with the tone of national mourning, organisers may wish to hold a period of silence and/or to play the National Anthem at the start of events or competitions, and players may wish to wear black armbands.
Read the full Government guidance.
If you have any further queries relating to this guidance, please contact email@example.com.