Coronavirus Spar Lancashire School Games

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Statement 16th March 2020

Active Lancashire as the event organiser for the Spar Lancashire School Games has taken the decision to postpone the following events:

  • Primary School/Small schools Indoor Athletics, Friday 20th March, Blackpool Sports centre
  • Emerging Table Tennis, Thursday 26th March, Garstang High School,
  • Swimming Gala, Tuesday 31st March, Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

We previously had been following DCMS Guidance (see below), however we felt it was within the best interests of participants and schools to be proactive and make a decision to postpone these events in advance. We apologies for the inconvenience caused, however the safety of young people, attendees and any other individuals remains our priority. We also want to ensure the events remained meaningful, competitive and fun. Something which we didn’t believe we could guarantee. If this affects you then we do hope you understand and would ask you to please get in touch with Dominic Holroyd on 01772 299830 or email dholroyd@activelancashire.org.uk

Statement 11th March 2020

Active Lancashire as the event organiser for the Spar Lancashire School Games is following the guidance provided by the DCMS (see more information in the below document). The current situation is there is no need to postpone or cancel events. However if the situation changes Active Lancashire will ensure that the safety of young people, attendees and any other individuals remains our priority. If the stage heightens to B or C, cancellation or postponement of the event may take affect with as little as 24 hours’ notice. We encourage all schools and young people to remain attentive to the current situation and check with their SGO to find out more about each event.

We must ask that if you or any of your pupils have travelled from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tenerife – only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel, Thailand, Vietnam within the 14 days prior to any School Games competition that we will unfortunately have to ask you not to attend the event. 

If this affects you then we do hope you understand and would ask you to please get in touch with Dominic Holroyd on 01772 299830 or email dholroyd@activelancashire.org.uk.

This policy was created on the 4/3/2020 and updated on the 11/3/2020