COVID 19

Latest Guidance from England Athletics about training during the pandemic

GOOD NEWS – updated guidance re COVID and running

We are now able to have:

  • Unlimited runners at our social runs.
  • 13 runners (12 + a coach) at interval sessions.

However, there are certain conditions:

  • The Club must have undertaken certain steps – we have ✅
  • All runners must comply with rules regarding COVID-19 including appropriate hygiene, isolation (if required) and social distancing.
  • While running, we must continue to comply with the 2m social distancing rule.
  • Because of the need for social distancing (from other members of the public), we still feel that the Leisure Centre is not suitable as a meeting place. Therefore, we will continue to meet at the playing field next to Teardrop Lakes on Mondays and Wednesdays; however, we may change this at a later date.

It is important that Club members acknowledge that, while we cannot remove the risks associated with COVID-19, we are able to manage the risks based upon the current government and England Athletics guidelines and advice. 

The full England Athletics guidance can be found by following this link – https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-for-restricted-return-to-activity-for-coaches-leaders-athletes-runners-and-facilities-step-3/

We will continue to update information on this page as the government releases any new changes.

 

Key Objectives:

  • Follow guidelines
  • All members to be safe and feel safe
  • Any members of the public we meet while on group runs are in no doubt that we are following Government guidelines on group activity and social distancing.
Attendance:

You must not attend a session if you have symptoms of any disease, illness or public health issue covered by government restrictions (for example COVID-19). By participating in any session, you are self-certifying that you:

  • are fit to run
  • are free of symptoms
  • have not tested positive in the previous 2 weeks
  • are not required to be shielding
  • are not in a required period of isolation

 Please remember to send in your updated disclaimer form

 We will be forced to turn you away from a club session if we have not received your updated disclaimer form. There will be no exceptions.