The organisation of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will follow the latest government rules and will therefore organise an adapted, yet COVID-19 safe event. This is done in close collaboration with the Municipality of Beverwijk, the national and regional Health & Safety bodies and correct application of the reigning RIVM, FIDE and KNSB rules related to COVID-19. The organisation closely monitors the current measures as safety is our number one priority for the community, the players and the organising staff.
Since 18 December 2021, the following COVID-19 rules apply to sports events:
- Sports and events related to sports are only allowed for professional athletes;
- Amateur sports are not allowed;
- Visitors are not allowed at events;
The format of the tournament for 2022 has been changed to meet the COVID-19 guidelines and measures from local authorities and the RIVM. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure a safe event for players and staff. Unfortunately, due to national measures, amateur players and visitors will not be allowed during this year’s tournament.