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

The IQA and US Quidditch have decided to postpone the IQA World Cup 2020 to July 31-August 1, 2021, following the growing uncertainty and risks related to the spread of COVID-19 globally. The 2021 event will still be held in the U.S., in Richmond, VA at Glover Park.

This decision was made by the IQA board after consulting with NGB and national team representatives, experts, the IQA events department, USQ and our local event partners. Under the current circumstances, we feel that it would be impossible to guarantee the health and safety of all attendees at a summer 2020 event. There are also logistical concerns that are preventing everyone involved from preparing and planning for a successful tournament. When looking at 2021 vs 2022, we analyzed the impact of both years on several key groups, including NGBs/national teams, the IQA, USQ, volunteers and spectators and our event partners.

We would like to thank everyone who has already dedicated their time and support in making the World Cup 2020 happen. If you expressed an interest in volunteering at the event this summer, the IQA events team will be in touch with more information about 2021 in the upcoming weeks. For teams, registration will reopen later in the summer. Please reach out to events@iqasports.com if you need any additional information or have questions.   For the full announcement and FAQ you can read the news here.

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