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 IISHF Communication Letter 2020-09

IISHF Communication Letter 2020-09

1. Coronavirus and IISHF Title Events - update.

As mentioned in the IISHF Communication Letter 2020-06 as of 11th of March, 2020 and IISHF Communication Letter 2020-07 as of 15th of March, 2020 IISHF is following the rapid development of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The following the IISHF Title Events will take place before the Summer Holidays within the last 3 weekend in June and the first weekend in July.

- The IISHF U13 European Cup on 12-14th of June 2020 in Krefeld, Germany.

- The IISHF Men Challenge Cup on 19-21th of June 2020 in Essen, Germany.

- The IISHF U16 European Cup on 26-28th of June 2020 in Kaarst, Germany.

- The IISHF U19 European Cup on 3-5th of July 2020 in Rossemaison, Switzerland.

The IISHF Presidium continues conscientiously and carefully to deal with the topic of the coronavirus including the recommendations of the various health authorities as well as constantly updated risk assessment and taken this in to our considerations. Where we lack medical expertise, we follow carefully the expert advice. It is still our aim to find the best possible balance between the interests of the clubs and the many athletes to continue the game on the one hand and the concerns and concerns of the players and parents as well as the desire for predictability on the other.As of today Sunday 5th of April, 2020 we can give the following status update on the situation and we will ensure that we will continue to inform everyone regularly about the development.

1: In regard to all IISHF Title Events scheduled until 5th of July, 2020 we are in permanent communication with all the hosting clubs and their NMA and we will give a precise update until 30th of April, 2020. We have decided to delay our decision which will be our final decision from 20th of April 2020 due to Easter and this will allow us sufficient time to collect all necessary information.

2: The deadline for feedback for all hosting and participating member countries to provide an updated status to IISHF about travel restrictions has been extended from 15th of April, 2020 to 20th of April, 2020 in order to have updated information. This applies for the following countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

3: The IISHF Presidium will until 20th of April, 2020 consult with each President and IISHF delegate of the relevant NMA and ensure that the hosting club and participating teams are informed and consulted.

For more information about the coronavirus disease please visit the website of the World Health Organization.

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