Return to training
The Club has been closely monitoring the advice from England Athletics and the Government. Over the last few weeks, we have seen an easing of regulations which has led to many Clubs now working out how to get back to some sort of group training.
One big factor in this is the need to keep registers of all people attending training whether as a participant or as an organiser. Should anyone suffer any of the symptoms during or following a training session they must arrange a Covid test and let the Club's Covid officer know immediately. Until the test result is known anyone that has attended the session and their household must self-isolate.
What we expect of you
That you have taken the time to read through and understand and comply with this guidance
That you treat your fellow athletes with safety and respect
That you pre sign-in immediately on arrival at the session
That you turn up at the prescribed meeting point ready to run
What you can expect of us
That we have taken all reasonable efforts to provide a safe environment in which to train
That we have read and understood the guidance given by England Athletics & Public Health England
We will appoint a Covid Officer who will ensure that activities remain in compliance with guidelines
Pre-Attendance Symptom Check
All attendees MUST undergo a self-assessment for any Covid-19 symptoms. No one should leave home to participate if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following:
A high temperature
A new, continuous cough
A loss of or change to their sense of smell or taste
Should anyone attending have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow NHS and Public Health England guidance on self-isolation
Runners should remember that it is their responsibility to be sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in any activity. They should think about any pre-existing medical conditions that they may have and, if they are in any doubt, they should not participate.
Due to lockdown, levels of fitness may have changed. Runners should think about their perceived level of fitness and ensure that they feel confident to participate fully in any activity being considered.
Social Distancing - Overview
Wherever possible, everyone should maintain a distance of two metres from other runners. However, where this is not possible, individuals should remain one metre away plus implement additional mitigation to reduce the risk of transmission. We will ensure that social distancing of two metres across the session will be maintained wherever possible and only consider one metre plus mitigation where absolutely necessary.
Social Distancing Whilst in Session
All runners must remain socially distanced during breaks in activity. Water bottles should not be shared under any circumstances.
Social Distancing on Arrival/Leaving and Post Session
Runners should arrive at the session ready to go to minimise the need to stand around in groups.
There will be clearly designated session meeting points and runners MUST maintain a two metre distance. Runners are asked to disperse safely and quickly at the end of the session.
Initially we will meet once per week on a Tuesday at the usual time of 6.30 on the dips at Harrison Drive (by the flats where the half lap session starts). Sessions will be arranged in groups of 6 runners that are fairly equal in ability and using staggered starts for each group.
Each group will require a leader, who will be responsible for the selection of runners for their group at each session. It maybe that different athletes will be in different groups each week dependant on who turns up at each session.