Important Notice about Czech Junior Open January 2022

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Important Notice about Czech Junior Open January 2022

Update on Czech public health restrictions for Covid and closing date for entries has been extended to JANUARY 4

The Czech Squash Association and ESF are constantly monitoring changes in the Covid pandemic and how this might impact on our plans to proceed with the Czech Junior Open 2022, the first ESF Junior Circuit event in nearly 2 years. Both ESF and the Czech Squash Association wish to proceed with the tournament provided it is possible to do so within Covid public health and travel restrictions.

For all competitors, it is your responsibility to adhere to the Czech public health restrictions for Covid that apply when the tournament is held. Please ensure that you have appropriate travel insurance and flexible travel arrangements made in case of the need for last-minute cancellation WHICH CAN HAPPEN FOR REASONS OUT OF OUR CONTROL.

See the tournament website and updated invitation for details also (LINK).

At present, the Covid restrictions mean that:
Only people fully vaccinated with EU approved vaccines may enter the club - this includes players, coaches, parents and officials.
Juniors under age 18 are exempt from this rule but must provide evidence of negative PCR test

Official government issued vaccination certificates must be sent to the Tournament Director with the entry form (please note that this vaccination form will be deleted from the tournament database after it is verified, in order to comply with GDPR). This rule applies to players, coaches and parents attending the tournament  

Each competitor will need to provide evidence of negative PCR swab to the Tournament Director within 72 hours before the tournament start date. 

All players will need to have rapid antigen testing on each day of the tournament and may only play if this result is negative. This will lead to an increase in the entry fee from 52 EUR TO 67 EUR. WE ARE SORRY FOR THAT BUT WE HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND IT IS NECESSARY TO DO THIS TO MAKE SURE THE TOURNAMENT CAN BE PLAYED AND THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFETY OF ALL INVOLVED IS MAINTAINED. 

Mask-wearing when indoors (and not playing a match) is mandatory.

If you have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid within 48 hours of the tournament start date, you should not travel to the event. 

To allow for the changing situation with the Covid pandemic, the closing date for entries to the tournament has been extended to JANUARY 4.

A final decision about whether the event will proceed as planned will be made on Jan 5th.


Please check the ESF and tournament website regularly for updates.


Rosie Barry

Chair Junior Committee 

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