Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,

Further to my previous update we now all know the Coronavirus had one final sting in the tail for 2020 in the shape of a new variant which is causing great concern.

As a consequence, the Scottish Government is introducing new tougher restrictions to take effect from Boxing Day, 26 December.

Speaking about beyond Christmas, the First Minister said:

“To limit, as far as we can, the risk of this strain spreading further than it has within Scotland, we intend to apply Level 4 measures to all of mainland Scotland for a period of three weeks from one minute after midnight on Boxing Day morning.

“The only exceptions will be Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, and the other island communities where we have reduced restrictions in recent weeks, who will go into Level 3 but with strict restrictions on who can travel to and from those islands.”

In summary, in line with the TTS Covid 19 secure Return to Play Guidelines, this means that all table tennis activity is suspended for at least three weeks on the Scottish mainland from one minute after midnight on Boxing Day morning.

Just another reminder that while the “virtual” TTS office will be closed from Wednesday 23 December until Wednesday 6 January anyone looking for help or clarification on our Return to Play Guidelines will still be able to call the TTS COVID HOTLINE for advice and support: 07739 574 356 or email:

Once again on behalf of our Chairman, Terry McLernon MBE, the Board of Directors, Cynthia and myself we would like to express our sincere thanks to you our members who have responded so positively in adhering strictly to our Covid 19 Guidelines and playing an important role in helping to suppress the spread of the virus. In these most difficult of circumstances, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Richard Yule
07739 574 356