Update from England Athletics – 19th July 2021

EA has updated its guidance in advance of England’s move to Step 4 of the UK Government’s roadmap and, as of Monday 19 July, the easing of most restrictions relating to COVID-19.
The highlights are:
  • There are no legal restrictions around numbers gathering across both indoor and outdoor settings. This means all venues, events, races, training sessions, social runs etc can take place with no limit on participant and spectator numbers.
  • There are no restrictions on social distancing.
  • There are no restrictions on car sharing, minibus or coach travel.


Key Objectives:

COVID has not been defeated and we need to remain vigilant. Therefore, as before, you must NOT attend club training sessions if you have symptoms (or suspect you have symptoms), tested positive for COVID-19 or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and, 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