COVID - National Lockdown - changes to organised activities

Following the UK Government's announcement of a further national lockdown, all club organised activities for adult and junior members with some exceptions as outlined in our “What’s Happening in January” message, are suspended indefinitely.  Please click above for the full England Athletics guidance.

As a result of everyone being required to stay at home, except for specific purposes as outlined by the UK Government’s guidance, the impact on our sport includes the following with immediate effect and indefinitely:

  • The suspension of all face-to-face indoor and outdoor club / group activity.
  • The suspension of all indoor track and field competitions.
  • The suspension of all outdoor competitions including track and field, cross country, road, trail, fell and multi-terrain running.
  • The suspension of all face-to-face coaches’ and officials’ education.
  • The suspension of any other face-to-face club / group training sessions, events, athlete camps, running groups or other social events as well as club committee or other meetings.
  • Indoor gyms and facilities will remain closed.

What can take place?

  • The UK Government has confirmed that individuals can exercise with one other person either from their own household or outside their household. This is limited to one occasion a day and the individual should not travel outside of their local area
  • Virtual training sessions can be delivered by qualified coaches
  • Virtual competitions can still take place.  Anyone taking part in any virtual activity should at all times observe the above restrictions.
  • England Athletics full guidance can be found here

Submitted: 5 January 2021

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