Travel Advice during the Global Pandemic
Enclosed is important information for all players travelling to PDC events and home after.
It is IMPORTANT that you have fully read and understood your PDC Players Brief which will be sent to you via your email address for every event, also check all up to date news as things change on a regular basis.
Following the recent Government announcement that you are now required to have a negative covid-19 test prior to departure to the UK, please see below.
Travelling to the UK:
All players for any PDC Tour can also be sent an official letter from The PDC outlining their exemption as a return to elite sport via the DCMS. (Digital Culture for Media and Sport) This letter is also available for all players in the UK who are in a local/national lockdown.
This DCMS/PDC letter will be sent to you just prior to travel to the event by Hayley Upward at The PDC firstname.lastname@example.org When you arrive in the UK following your arrival through customs, go straight to the official PDC Hotel, all other information will be sent to you direct.
The UK & Germany are currently in lockdown so all non essential services will be closed i.e. shops, pubs, restaurants, gyms, etc. If you are travelling into the UK/Germany, make sure you follow all the health protocols, i.e. wear a mask at all appropriate times, social distancing wash hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.
NOTE: Health Protocols/Information for the 2021 PDC Qualifying Schools will be determined shortly and sent to all entrants including both websites, and will be on here and www.pdc.tv
All events will be subject to health screening or testing, each requirement will be sent to you direct by The PDC.
Safer air travel for passengers info:
Hotels for the PDC UK Qualifying School is at your own leisure, for the European Qualifying School this can only be booked via PDC-Europe CLICK HERE
If you receive a positive test:
If you unfortunately get a positive test, you are required to leave the venue/hotel and return home to self isolate, if you are not from the country where you get your positive test you need to make arrangements to do this or locate somewhere where you can self-isolate. There will be a health official on site at every event and a PDPA representative.
Passenger Locator Form: You will also need to fill in a passenger locator form when entering the UK CLICK HERE
Before Travelling: if you do feel unwell and display symptoms of the coronavirus you should not travel, and stay at home in self isolation or as directed by health officials.
Travelling on Public Transport: Stay safe and wear a face mask at all times, use hand sanitiser and wash your hands regularly, keep at a safe social distance.
Travel Insurance: Please make sure you are covered in your travel insurance policy, if you are unsure you must check. As due to the Pandemic, you may not be able to claim in certain circumstances.
Flying Home: All countries and regions have different rules on returning to your country of origin, so you must check your governments rules on returning and any quarantine requirements.