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Competition Organising Partners, sponsors and partners

What is WorldSkills UK plan for qualifiers?

  • We are taking extra precautionary measures to safeguard all participants involved in skills competitions.
  • We continue to monitor the governments advice regarding coronavirus and together with our partners are reviewing the impact on the planned competitions. With our number one priority being the safety of all, we have taken the decision to postpone all qualifiers scheduled for April through to June.
  • We’re working hard with our partners to agree alternative arrangements for the competitions and therefore encourage everyone to continue to register before the upcoming deadline.
  • We thank you for your patience while we formulate a new plan to ensure competitions can be delivered in a way that is safe for all competitors, supporters, judges, organisers and staff.

Will WorldSkills UK extend the window for qualifiers to run?

We will be flexible in supporting COPs deliver their activity. We are working with our operations and production team to explore the timescales to be able to provide flexibility for competition activity to take place.

I’ve already spent money on booking hotels and travel for qualifiers, what should I do?

Please check the cancellation policy of the hotel or travel company you have booked with and if you think your qualifier is likely to be cancelled, after having spoken to the host venue, please make arrangements to cancel your booking

I am sponsor/investor of the national competition and need to understand my organisations ROI

Your investment to develop young people and promote the specific skill will be used by  WorldSkills UK and the COP to deliver the competition in the possible format allowed by Government Guidelines at that time, with the branded National Final taking place at WorldSkills UK LIVE. Should this change a member of WorldSkills UK will be in contact.

I’m an exhibitor at WSUK LIVE. What will happen to my investment if the government enforces a ban on large gatherings? 

Should we be forced to cancel due to circumstances outside our control (force majeure), your contractual investment to WorldSkills UK will roll over to WorldSkills UK LIVE 2021. Please get in touch with your WSUK contact if you have any concerns or questions.

Will WSUK extend the registration deadline after 2 April 2020?

We are monitoring registrations for each skill on a daily basis and will work with you to understand the implication of any decision made to extend the registration period. The WSUK team will be in touch if we haven’t already to explore this further.

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