March 16th, 2020
This has been a difficult decision, but in light of the coronavirus outbreak we have decided to suspend all Panathlon events, competitions and training days, initially until schools return after the Easter break.
Further decisions will be made dependent on how the situation with coronavirus develops. Events post-Easter will be addressed with relevant parties at this point, if not sooner.
We appreciate that this will disappoint some students and staff who have been working towards their Panathlon competitions. However, after consultation with school headteachers, PE leads and School Game Organisers, it is the most sensible thing to do at this stage.
Many schools have already been in contact to tell us their Senior Leadership Teams have decided their students and staff cannot host or attend upcoming events, so we believe the timing is correct for us to take this decision.
Thank you for your understanding.