The Welsh Government has today announced that Wales will move into Level 4 restrictions on 28 December 2020 which means, as announced earlier by the WPA, that outdoor sports will NOT be permitted. The Monkstone Executive has discussed the wider issues of the increasing level of infections in Wales. Our discussions were informed by the WG advice that we ought to consider what we “SHOULD” do rather than what we “CAN” do and the view that if it was not for the political decision to allow the Christmas break then the science would have said that we move to Level 4 this weekend.
In the light of these discussions, and in my capacity as the MPC Coronavirus Officer, I have taken the following decisions:
- The 2020 Xmas Melee scheduled for this Sunday 20 December 2020 is POSTPONED. A revised date will be scheduled when the restrictions permit.
- Monkstone PC will CLOSE TO ALL ACTIVITIES from Monday 21 December 2020 until such times as the restrictions permit us to reopen.
- It follows that the 2020 Club Doubles, which had already been rearranged once and is currently scheduled for 3 January 2021, is also POSTPONED again until a revised date can be scheduled when the restrictions permit.
These decisions have not been taken lightly but in the best interests of the health and safety of all our members and acknowledging the duty of care we have to our members.
Further updates will be issued as soon as we have any news regarding lifting of Corona virus restrictions.
Finally may I take this opportunity to wish all our members a Happy Christmas and a better 2021.
Bernard Adshead – MPC Coronavirus Officer