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

September 23, 2020

After consulting with event partners and NGBs, the International Quidditch Association and US Quidditch have decided to postpone the IQA World Cup from 2021 to either 2022 or 2023. This decision was made primarily due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national teams, as well as the ongoing safety concerns with holding large, international, in-person gatherings. The precise year of the next World Cup will be released in early 2021.

Please reach out to events@iqasport.org if you need any additional information or have questions. You can read the full announcement here.

Our previous news updates:

March 14, 2020 – Joint open letter on COVID-19

April 15, 2020 – Postponement World Cup to 2021

IQA member NGB landing pages

Australia

Austria

Canada

Catalonia

France

United Kingdom

United States of America

List last updated September 25, 2020 – 01:20am UTC

External links

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC resources and guidelines

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC resources and guidelines

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

Bing COVID-19 News and Numbers Tracker, a country-specific tracker for news and case numbers

Our World in Data, statistics and research on global coronavirus testing by the University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School and the Global Change Data Lab

For any questions regarding the IQA’s work around COVID-19, you can reach out to events@iqasport.org.