COVID-19

This is the landing page for all updates from the International Quidditch Association regarding the ongoing COVID-19 disease situation. Here, you can find information, news, and resources, on IQA policies, activities, and updates on the upcoming IQA World Cup.

IQA news updates

On March 15, the IQA Board of Trustees had a meeting regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the IQA World Cup in Richmond. Mary Kimball, executive director with US Quidditch, was also present. We discussed the current situation, going over the risks as a result of the pandemic and the potential ramifications for World Cup, national teams, and our member NGBs.

On April 15, we will make a public announcement about if the World Cup can be held this summer. As you can imagine, ramifications of any decision would be massive, and we want to ensure that all of our players, volunteers, partners, and organizations experience as little inconvenience as possible. 

The health and safety of the members of our community is our top priority. We are considering the following options:

  • Proceeding with the event as planned.
  • Postponing the event to the summer of 2021 (exact date to be determined).
  • Cancelling the event.

We are seeking feedback from nationals teams and NGBs. They have been contacted directly about the situation. If you are a national team or NGB representative and your organization did not get an email from the IQA, please contact  events@iqasport.org.

We hope you’re all able to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones in these difficult times. For further guidance on how to keep yourself and your family safe, we recommend the resources below.

Resources

World Health Organization guidelines, information, resources and live updates from the WHO 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC resources and guidelines

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, resources and basic information about COVID-19 

Member NGB Announcements

Quidditch Australia 

Quidditch Canada

Quidditch UK

US Quidditch