We are delighted to be able to return to racing. Although the conditions under which we can stage our events are somewhat different to what we are used to, it is important that we all adapt to them. We are only able to stage events if we adhere to a strict policy of Covid-security and we need everybody’s cooperation to ensure we do so.
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 road races at 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
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
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 make this known through the government’s Track & Trace system