Update from the Dana Cup

26. Mar 2020

Update from the Dana Cup

The current situation!
Dana Cup would like to make an update about the current situation due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. This message will be sent out today to all our participating teams.

Dana Cup has a deep understanding of how all of you are affected by the outbreak of the new coronavirus and that it awakens a lot of questions regarding the tournament. As always, Dana Cup places people’s health first. We are following the development very carefully and are in direct contact with the authorities, to make sure that we take the right decisions in this extraordinary situation. 

In the light of the IOC’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games, Dana Cup would like to make it clear that our organization, as a yearly event, has different lead times than the IOC. Hence, there is no need for radical decisions nor any speculation at this stage. Dana Cup can wait to make a final decision for a further two months, until the beginning of June.

Nevertheless, we have a deep respect for the fact that some of our foreign teams don’t have the possibility to wait until then, before making their decision. None of us are unaffected by this pandemic but the situation varies in different parts of the world, both when it comes to the spread of the disease, covid-19 and the national authorities’ restrictions. Also, the preparations for our teams differ when it comes to travel reservations and different deadlines.

Dana Cup’s terms of cancellation are still applied as normal, meaning that you don’t need to pay your participation fee until the 25th of May and you can cancel your registration with a full refund of your participation fees up until the 14th of June. As of today, with almost four months left until the Dana Cup kicks off, there are no directions from the authorities – neither WHO, ECDC nor the Danish Public Health Agency – that Dana Cup needs to cancel the tournament because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The preparations for the Dana Cup 2020 will continue but we will also follow the development on a daily basis and we are planning for different scenarios for this year’s tournament. We apologise for not being able to give more exact information at this stage but we promise to manage the trust you have shown us in this extraordinary situation. We can assure you that Dana Cup will never risk people’s health when making our decisions.

Finally, in these difficult times, Dana Cup would like to reach out to all of our Dana Cup Family members all over the world, with the most important message at this moment:
Take care of each other.
Stay safe.
Whatever happens in the coming months – when this is all over, we will be here.

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