COVID-19: Information for Celtic Dragons Matchdays

COVID-19: Information for Celtic Dragons Matchdays


Following confirmation from the Vitality Netball Superleague that the Superleague will be continuing, Celtic Dragons would like to make its fans aware of the following information…

We are taking steps to help protect the health and well-being of our spectators, athletes, volunteers and staff as the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop.

COVID-19 is transmitted through human-to-human contact when people breathe, cough or sneeze. As a result, concerns have been raised about the safety of mass gatherings, including sports events. We have liaised closely with the Vitality Netball Superleague and Sport Wales so that we can address these concerns and act accordingly to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Regrettably, this means that some of the activities associated with a Celtic Dragons matchday will change. Chiefly, this means that we will not be running our normal post-match engagement between the squad and fans. There will be no opportunities for autographs or photos with the Celtic Dragons squad for the foreseeable future. This also means that our matchday mascots will not be holding the hands of the Celtic Dragons players when they lead them on to court. As we look to continue with our Superleague matches, we ask that our spectators keep their distance from the players and management. We know that this will disappoint our loyal young fans but it is important that we take every step possible to help protect the health of everyone on a match day.

Interaction between our athletes and fans is usually at the core of the Celtic Dragons experience. These steps have not been taken lightly and we are very grateful for the co-operation and understanding of our fans in what is a constantly evolving situation.

We also ask that spectators keep up to date with the latest information from Public Health Wales and follow its guidance. This includes staying at home in self-isolation if you have a high temperature or persistent cough, avoiding contact with those who are unwell, practicing increased hand-washing and using and disposing of tissues when coughing or sneezing.

Celtic Dragons and Welsh Netball will continue to monitor and be guided by the advice of Public Health Wales, the Welsh Government and UK Government. Any further developments will be communicated to you through our website, social media and mailing list.