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Spectator Code of Conduct

Once again, we are delighted to be able to return to racing. The measures we introduced following the first lockdown were well received and those who took part in our events felt safe. Now we are allowed once again to resume racing, and with many people having been vaccinated against the virus, we would be grateful for your continued co-operation in following the procedures we have implemented. We are following the latest advice laid down by UK Athletics and this includes all runners agreeing to a Code of Conduct, which has been revised in line with the new requirements.

One of the conditions of our UK Athletics Licence is that we adhere to the guidelines issued for Covid-security. One such guideline asks that spectators do not attend unless absolutely necessary, even if you have received a vaccination against the virus. If accompanying a child please, only one person be present. Whilst disappointing for us all, we do understand that this guideline is in the best interests of everybody – and hopefully we’ll soon be able to return to races, with everybody welcome.

Please remember that our staff and volunteers are trying to help, whilst also ensuring everybody stays safe – your assistance to help them do so is much appreciated.

Whilst the current Covid restrictions are in place, we’d request you please observe our Spectators Code of Conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, if you do need to attend the event.

  • Please ensure that you read and observe this code of conduct
  • Consider whether it is necessary for you to attend as a spectator
  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 outlined by the NHS or if you have received a positive test or been asked to self-isolate in the last 14 days prior to the race
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by the event
  • Be self-sufficient – bring your own hand sanitizer and refreshments
  • Avoid the most congested areas of the course including the start and finish and plan how you will get to your viewing position
  • Wear a face mask if you are calling out encouragement
  • If you are travelling home with a participant, agree a designated meeting place after the race
  • Avoid physical contact with participants, race officials, volunteers or spectators including high fives and hugs etc
  • Wherever possible keep toilets clear for the use of participants and event staff and volunteers
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants
  • Observe social distancing wherever possible. Respect the ‘Rule of 6’ and please do not gather in large groups
  • Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if at all possible
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other spectators, participants, volunteers and the public. Please dispose of any rubbish responsibly
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please follow the guidance regarding testing and self-isolation.
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