The All England Club has confirmed that staying in official hotels will be a “mandatory requirement” for all players competing at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. Tournament chiefs are determined to minimise the risks to the event, which was cancelled last year for the first time since World War Two due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
“In line with UK government and public health guidance, we are putting in place a variety of infection control measures in line with our aspiration to stage a safe, best practice and trusted event in 2021.” The All England Club said in a statement. “One of the priority measures is to create a minimised risk environment for the players. As such, based on current guidance, there will be official hotels for all players, their support teams, and key groups such as officials, which will be a mandatory requirement for entry into this year’s Championships.”