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Fri 15th May 2020

USPA Lifts Tournament & Events Suspension

Clubs must abide by state and local laws

This week has seen movement for polo in both the UK and USA with their respective polo associations making announcements. 
Effective as of tomorrow, Saturday 16 May, the United States Polo Association (USPA) have announced that they are lifting the suspension of all USPA tournament and events due to Coronavirus, which has been in place since Friday 27 March. 
The USPA made the below announcement earlier this week, Tuesday 12 May, while the US Coronavirus infection and death rate continues to rise – there have currently been over 86,500 deaths in the US. 
 
Effective Saturday, May 16, 2020, the suspension of USPA Tournaments and Events will be lifted for USPA Member Clubs in locales where hosting polo matches and tournaments is permitted under applicable state and local laws, executive orders and similar decrees. The USPA Member Clubs in these locales are encouraged to follow all such requirements of their state and local authorities with respect to polo operations. In addition, we also encourage all USPA Member Clubs to take the precautions recommended by the CDC. We are preparing a detailed list of best practices for USPA Member Clubs as they return to hosting USPA Tournaments and Events and plan to circulate these guidelines within the next week. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify you if we determine a different course of action is necessary.
 
Photograph: The USPA have lifted their tournament & events suspension. By Kim Kumpart

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