Wimbledon organisers are prioritising preparations for a reduced-capacity Championships this summer. The Grand Slam was cancelled last year for the first time since World War Two because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our aspiration is to stage the best Championships possible – a trusted, best practice, safe event – with the health and safety of all guests, staff and competitors remaining our highest priority.” a Wimbledon statement read. “With five months remaining until the Championships, we are continuing to develop our detailed scenario planning and work closely with the relevant government and public health authorities to keep abreast of the latest developments in the fight against coronavirus.”
“The majority of our planning focus is currently centred on the option of a reduced-capacity Championships and how that would affect each stakeholder group, but we are not yet in a position to rule out any of the other scenarios.” the statement added.