Tennis: Coronavirus

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Julie Marson Julie Marson Conservative, Hertford and Stortford

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support in addition to the Coronavirus Employment Support Scheme is available to indoor tennis venues.

Photo of Julie Marson Julie Marson Conservative, Hertford and Stortford

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department is providing to indoor tennis centres during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Julie Marson Julie Marson Conservative, Hertford and Stortford

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support he is making available for indoor tennis centres who face ongoing fixed costs during the covid-19 lockdown.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Sports and physical activity facilities play a crucial role in supporting adults and children to be active. It is important that indoor tennis centres remain accessible for people from all backgrounds as we make efforts to return to normality after the Covid lockdown period.

Indoor gyms, leisure centres (including sports halls) and swimming pools in England have been cleared to re-open from 25 July. These facilities are able to offer on-site services to customers, provided they are Covid-secure and follow Government guidance.

Sport England have announced a £210 million package of support to help community clubs through this crisis.

Specific support for local authorities was announced through the income guarantee scheme on Thursday 2 July by the Secretary of State for Local Government, aimed at supporting local authorities who have incurred irrecoverable loss of income from sales, fees and charges which they had reasonably budgeted for.

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