The 2020 Wimbledon Championships were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club declared in October that this year’s event will go on with or without fans in attendance.
On Thursday, the club updated the situation for the tournament set to take place from June 28 through July 11.
“The majority of our planning focus is currently centered on the option of a reduced-capacity Championships and how that would affect each stakeholder group, but we are not yet in a position to rule out any of the other scenarios,” the club said in a statement shared by the Associated Press (h/t ESPN).
The club continued: “While the rollout of the vaccination program in the UK is a very heartening development, it naturally remains too soon to know how this will impact public attendance at major events in the UK.”
Fans remain banned from attending football matches throughout England until further notice, but one can only guess which areas of the country will be in which coronavirus-related tiers by late June. Earlier on Thursday, the WTA’s Volvo Car Open, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, announced that spectators won’t be permitted to attend the event held in Charleston, South Carolina, from April 3-11 because of the health crisis.