"The build for The Championships is due to begin at the end of April", the AELTC club said in a statement. The AELTC has ruled out playing the tournament without spectators, and admits that postponement may be hard due to the necessity of maintaining the grass surface.
There is short window available to stage the Championships due to the tournament being played on grass, so postponing the event to later in 2020 comes with significant risk and difficulty.
On the heels of Tuesday's big news of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics being postponed, Wimbledon has released a statement regarding its place in the 2020 sports calendar.
AELTC Chief, Richard Lewis claimed in a declaration: "The unmatched difficulty offered by the COVID-19 dilemma proceeds to impact our lifestyle in manner ins which we cannot have actually pictured, and also our ideas are with all those influenced in the United Kingdom and also around the globe".
"The most important consideration is public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make".
The club's sites at the All England Club, Wimbledon Park Golf Club and Raynes Park are now closed with physical operations reduced to a minimum to maintain the grass courts and the security of the sites.
Wimbledon, whose singles titles were won by Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep a year ago, is the crown jewel of the sport's four Grand Slams.
"An emergency meeting of the AELTC Main Board is scheduled for next week, and in preparation we are communicating closely with the LTA, and with the ATP, WTA, ITF and the other Grand Slams".
Wimbledon is insured if the championships are canceled, and though organizers are aware that staging the event on time might give the country a timely boost, in the final analysis, they will adhere to whatever the updated government advice is.