You might have seen the good news that indoor badminton will start to open-up on 25th July. However this will be in a highly limited manner at first – see the detail from Badminton England sent on Friday July 10, 2020 on their website (www.badmintonengland.co.uk/return-to-play). As that guidance cautioned “We are not able to see a full return to badminton just yet”.
The safety of our members, coaches, and volunteers remains our top priority, and we will adhere to Government and Kensington Leisure Centre guidance.
In the meantime, LYC has been busy planning & preparing for different scenarios, including the financial analysis, so we are ready prepared to discuss with KLC when their guidelines are known. For example, we have set-up systems for pre-booking / pre-paying, cashless payment, automatic attendance recording etc. We will be liaising with KLC as soon as possible, when they return from furlough, and we will keep you informed.
Black Lives Matter – LYC totally supports the objectives of the global Black Lives Matter campaign. Discrimination and violence against people of colour anywhere in the world is appalling, as is the disproportionate impact coronavirus has had on BAME communities. We remember that the gay rights movement was born at the Stonewall Inn, New York, in June 1969, when, led by Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (black & latino trans people), gays rioted and fought back against the authorities who were persecuting them. As Marsha said “How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race?” Sport has a great power to bring people together, and we will continue to strive to provide an inclusive supportive safe community at LYC where everyone can thrive.