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Covid Safety Protocols

Covid Safety Protocols


Nice Work has successfully developed a number of new procedures which are designed to ensure our races will be Covid-secure and ensure the safety of our runners, staff and the general public.
 
Please make sure that you have read and agreed to the Participants and Spectators Codes of Conduct.

Rather than a single start time for all runners, we now operate a pre-booking system with start times available in slots – so please check the start time windows applying to your race.
 
You are free to choose your own approximate start time and we will do our best to accommodate your request with runners lining up in each wave according to anticipated finish times, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
 
Races will also have a restricted entry limit.
   
If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS or have been unwell in the last 14 days, please do not travel to your event but email us and we can let you know your deferral options.

Current NHS advice on coronavirus/Covid-19 can be found here  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/  
 
Bib numbers

Prior to race day, you will receive an email letting you know if your bib number has been mailed out to you, or whether you need to collect it on race day.
 
If you have entered your race in good time, your bib number will be sent to you in the post but if you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your bib number on the morning of the event.
 
Collecting your bib number on race day
 
When you arrive at the race HQ, make your way to the registration area where a race official will take your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your bib number from the sanitised storage box on the Collection Desk.
 
Please remember to socially distance from all race officials and anybody else who is collecting a number. One of our team will be managing any queues to ensure everybody follows social distance etiquette.

Bib numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do wear your number on your legs or back, we cannot guarantee you will receive an accurate finish time. Make sure you do not damage the chip, which is attached to your bib number.
 
Please also make sure that you complete the medical information on the reverse of your bib number – this is to assist us in case of a medical incident.
 
Remember that bib numbers are strictly non-transferable - this is particularly imperative at this time as it is now more important than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.
 
Entries on the Day
 
Please note that you will not be able to enter the race on the day due to UK Athletics guidelines. However, entries will be available online until midnight before the event, subject to the race limit has not been reached.  

On the day
 
  • Please arrive ready to run. We are not allowed to provide changing facilities and we are not allowed to offer facilities for left baggage – this is to help prevent the spread of any potential infections. 
  • A sterile area will be in force around the start line with strictly no access to anybody other than participants and race officials. Once you enter this area you will not be able to leave until your race begins. NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STERILE AREA.
  • Water, in sealed bottles, will be available at the start and finish and you will be required to collect it yourself from an unmanned water table – hand sanitiser and gloves will be available for you to use. 
  • For races longer than 10k, water and stations will be available on the route, but due to UKA Guidelines, you will need to help yourself to water.  We will endeavour to stock aid stations for races of half marathon and longer with sealed snacks as well as water. Please consider bringing your own nutrition and water with you, particularly if it is a warm day, although you will be able to fill up your own bottle at the water stations.  
  • Provisional results will be published on the Nice Work website as soon as you cross the finish line, with confirmed and final results being published the following morning at the latest. Results will also be emailed to participants as soon as is practical on the following business day.
  • Race winners and age group winners will receive their trophies/prizes in the post after the event.
  • There will be toilet facilities at the start/finish area and these will be sanitised regularly. However, please play your part by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and using hand sanitiser before and after using the toilet.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available – please use it regularly.
  • You must maintain social distancing at all times – before, during and after the race. When overtaking another runner please be mindful of the space available. Please also be aware that some members of the public may still be uneasy about seeing an organised event so they will require your understanding.
  • Spectators are not encouraged to attend the race – but if they must do so, they should not congregate around the race start or finish areas and they should read the Spectators Code of Conduct.
Once you finish your race please continue to walk through the finish funnel and return direct to your vehicle – do not wait for friends or family.