Statement 14-03-20 Coronavirus Outbreak
The Organisers of the Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the impact on sporting events in Britain. We will follow government advice and will work closely with British Showjumping to implement any restrictions.
Last Thursday the government announced that the status of the pandemic had moved from the ‘containment’ to the ‘delay’ phase. However, no restrictions have been imposed on public gatherings or sporting events at this stage and in his statement the Prime Minister stated: “It is very important that we are guided by the science. There is very little epidemiological or medical reason at the moment to ban events.” Today there have been reports of impending restrictions on numbers at gatherings and the impact of medical requirements at major sporting events. As yet, there is no official announcement.
The Organisers will be monitoring the situation closely as it continues to evolve on a daily basis and should the government advice or guidance change we will take action accordingly.