Please find the latest position statement from the Active Partnership, following consultation with Sport England and the Chair of our LOC, in relation to our School Games Level 3 programme.
Please do keep in mind that this is an ever-changing situation and we will update our stance as and when required following any further advice from the government and Public Health England. We will post on Twitter (@nldsport / @tynewearsport) and contact all registered participants directly should there be a significant change, such as the cancellation of events, or changes of venue.
Details in relation to the position on our events in Northumberland are detailed below.
Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our School Games Sportshall Athletics event.
Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Northumberland School Games Level 3 Basketball event at Newcastle Eagles.
Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the second Northumberland Sport DfE Young Volunteer training event, which was due to take place on 1st April.
The NEDSA Steering Group have agreed to postpone the annual awards due to take place at Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School early next month. All attendees will be contacted by Tees Valley Sport.
In line with the Government announcement on the closure of schools we have now taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Para Games.
We are having to react to a rapidly changing situation and had to take advice from Northumbria University, who as host of our event advised that all sports competitions and events have had to be cancelled for the foreseeable future.
At present the Northumberland School Games Level 3 County Festival have not been cancelled or postponed.
We also recognise that schools/organisation are having to make decisions locally as to their own position in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, if you are withdrawing your school/organisation or any individuals from any events, please email the following as soon as possible as this affects our event planning:
firstname.lastname@example.org : Northumberland Schools
email@example.com : Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland schools
We invite any schools or parents with any questions regarding School Games to send them to us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com. We will do our best to respond to these in a timely fashion.
Please be assured that the safety of young people, attendees and any other individuals remains our priority.