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Update 29 September 2020
The EPA has produced some Covid Guidelines
. Please note that this is guidance only and pubs/clubs must also continue to consult their Local Authority and Health and Safety Executive for approval of their pub/club Covid-19 secure protocols.
Update 27 September 2020
Unfortunately, EPA Tour 5 due to take place in October has been cancelled. Under current guidelines, it is not possible to allow this event to go ahead as scheduled. The first Tour date in 2021 which was scheduled to take place in January has been postponed to September 2021 and the 2021 events have been renumbered accordingly.
Update 10 September 2020
The EPA have received a statement from Sport and Recreation Alliance:
Sport and Recreation Alliance have had confirmation that Covid-secure venues such as leisure facilities and pubs can remain open and that sporting activity can continue as long as it takes place within Covid-secure guidelines.
The key thing is that people do not attend these venues or socialise in groups of more than six. Therefore, as long as there aren’t groups of more than 6 playing together, you should be fine for pool leagues to continue.
The SRA has details of the Latest Government Guidance
Also see Guidance - Return to recreational team sport framework
on the Government website.
Update 25 August 2020
All EPA County matches within Regions and Interleague within Counties, are cancelled for 2020.
All EPA National events are cancelled for the rest of 2020 that were to be held at Park Dean, Vauxhall. (October Interleague, November Ladies KO Cup /Champion of Champions and December Interleague KO Cup 2020.)
The National Ladies Singles/ Ladies KO Cup and Champion of Champions will now be moved to the Intercounty weekend 2021. Vauxhall have changed these dates to 25th March -28th March 2021.
The October Interleague moved from April 2020 is now to be in April 2021. The 140 players who entered the World Qualifiers in April 2020 (which was deferred to Men's National Amateurs in October 2020) will now be deferred back to a World Qualifier in April 2021. Vauxhall have also changed these dates to 22nd April - 25th April 2021.
EPA Tour 5 is not affected and will be going ahead in October as scheduled.
EPA National Committee.