Friday, 14 Jun 2024

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Following the recent statement by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), Badminton England would like to address the situation surrounding the withdrawal of the Indonesian team and a player from Turkey from the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2021. We understand the disappointment and frustration this has caused, and we want to emphasize our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants.

When team members receive notifications from NHS Test and Trace, they are legally obligated to self-isolate according to UK government requirements. As the tournament organizer, we had no choice but to take action to ensure compliance with these requirements and to support the team members through isolation.

Adrian Christy, Chief Executive of Badminton England, expressed his sadness for the players and officials who were withdrawn from the tournament, as well as for the millions of fans who were equally disappointed. He acknowledged the significance of the All England title for players and the passionate fans, but stressed the importance of following the health protocols implemented by the UK government to manage the risk of further transmission of the virus.

While this decision is a response to the ongoing global pandemic, it has undoubtedly shaken the badminton community worldwide. However, we remain hopeful that in the months ahead, as we emerge from the challenges of Covid-19, we can come together again next year and celebrate this incredible sport.

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The government has stated that all travelers to England are subject to infection protection controls to safeguard the health of everyone involved. For the YONEX All England Championships, the necessary precautions have been taken to create a competitive and safe environment for all participants and staff.

While there were initial concerns that led to individuals having to self-isolate temporarily for repeat tests, all subsequent tests came back negative. However, another issue has arisen involving persons who traveled on the same plane as someone who tested positive for COVID-19. This situation is being addressed in collaboration with all relevant parties to ensure that the necessary protocols are followed, prioritizing the health and well-being of all involved.

Throughout the planning of the YONEX All England Open 2021, Badminton England has worked closely with the government, public health authorities, the BWF, and various partners to adhere to all protocols and guidelines. We will continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants as we navigate through these challenging times.

FAQs

Q: Why were the Indonesian team and a player from Turkey withdrawn from the YONEX All England Open?
A: The withdrawal was a result of individuals receiving notifications from NHS Test and Trace, which legally obligates them to self-isolate in accordance with UK government requirements.

Q: What prompted Badminton England to take such action?
A: As the tournament organizer, Badminton England had to ensure compliance with the UK government’s health protocols and provide support to team members through their self-isolation period.

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Q: How does Badminton England prioritize safety during the tournament?
A: Badminton England has been working closely with the government, public health authorities, the BWF, and partners to follow all protocols and guidelines, ensuring a safe environment for all participants.

Summary

In response to the recent statement by the BWF, Badminton England acknowledges the unfortunate decision to withdraw the Indonesian team and a player from Turkey from the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2021. This decision was made due to notifications received from NHS Test and Trace, requiring individuals to self-isolate as per UK government requirements. While the situation may be disappointing, it is essential to prioritize the health and well-being of all participants. Badminton England has been diligently working with various entities to adhere to the necessary protocols and guidelines. We remain committed to ensuring a safe and successful tournament, and we look forward to a brighter future for the sport. For more information, visit our website today.