COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance for Road Race and Multi-Terrain Race Organisers

The fourth step of the roadmap for England started on Monday 19 July. Whilst we welcome the easing of mandatory measures which will see an increase in running events with the subsequent benefits that brings in physical and mental health, it should be borne in mind that a significant percentage of the adult population have not been fully vaccinated and that those under the age of 18 years have not been vaccinated at all. Participants, officials and spectators could be in this group and everyone should be mindful of preventative steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Guidance on staging races safely and updated codes of conduct for participant, volunteers and spectators can be found in the downloads section to the right of this message alongside Risk Assessment advice.

Step 4 Summary for English Events

There'll be no set restrictions on how many people can take part in sport and physical activity, indoors and outdoors.

All forms of activity will be able to take place without set restrictions.

All sports facilities will be able to open, including ancillary facilities. There will be no indoor capacity limits, however venues may put in place some restrictions and guidance for enclosed areas.

If you have any queries then please contact - glightwood@uka.org.uk

England Athletics return to athletics and running - https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/

Welsh Athletics return to athletics and running - Return to Athletics (welshathletics.org)

Sport England FAQs - https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/coronavirus/return-play/frequently-asked-questions-national-coronavirus?section=step_4_-_from_19_july

19 July 2021

The reason for this is that Covid-19 guidance to race organisers on staging off-track events that meet the Government Guidelines issued on 10 July are currently being finalised. This guidance will soon be published on the runbritain site and also sent to all race organisers who have agreed to receive communication from runbritain.
It will be a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines when they are issued; have understood these new requirements and agreed to implement them as appropriate to their event. 
Please note that the Covid-19 guidelines will require: -
Race organisers to draft additional plans such as a Covid-19 Risk Assessment
A number of measures to be introduced which may require extra resource in terms of time, equipment, personnel and budget
Additional communication with participants to update them on arrangements made by an event to mitigate against the risk of catching Covid-19
It should also be borne in mind that additional liaison with stakeholders such as Local Authorities and landowners could be required to gain their approval of the event.
We hope that you understand and agree with this position. If you have any queries then please contact glightwood@uka.org.ukThe UK Government have announced that outdoor sport and physical activity participation events in England will be able to take place from 11th July.
Whilst we welcome this development and look forward to the return of our sport, please note that all runbritain licenced races are cancelled until 31st July and this position will remain.
The reason for this is that Covid-19 guidance to race organisers on staging off-track events that meet the Government Guidelines issued on 10 July are currently being finalised. This guidance will soon be published on the runbritain site and also sent to all race organisers who have agreed to receive communication from runbritain.
It will be a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines when they are issued; have understood these new requirements and agreed to implement them as appropriate to their event.
Please note that the Covid-19 guidelines will require: -
• Race organisers to draft additional plans such as a Covid-19 Risk Assessment
• A number of measures to be introduced which may require extra resource in terms of time, equipment, personnel and budget
• Additional communication with participants to update them on arrangements made by an event to mitigate against the risk of catching Covid-19
It should also be borne in mind that additional liaison with stakeholders such as Local Authorities and landowners could be required to gain their approval of the event.
We hope that you understand and agree with this position. If you have any queries then please contact glightwood@uka.org.ukThe UK Government have announced that outdoor sport and physical activity participation events in England will be able to take place from 11th July. 
Whilst we welcome this development and look forward to the return of our sport, please note that all runbritain licenced races are cancelled until 31st July and this position will remain.
The reason for this is that Covid-19 guidance to race organisers on staging off-track events that meet the Government Guidelines issued on 10 July are currently being finalised. This guidance will soon be published on the runbritain site and also sent to all race organisers who have agreed to receive communication from runbritain.
It will be a condition of licenced races that they indicate that they have read the Covid-19 guidelines when they are issued; have understood these new requirements and agreed to implement them as appropriate to their event. 
Please note that the Covid-19 guidelines will require: -
Race organisers to draft additional plans such as a Covid-19 Risk Assessment
A number of measures to be introduced which may require extra resource in terms of time, equipment, personnel and budget
Additional communication with participants to update them on arrangements made by an event to mitigate against the risk of catching Covid-19
It should also be borne in mind that additional liaison with stakeholders such as Local Authorities and landowners could be required to gain their approval of the event.
We hope that you understand and agree with this position. If you have any queries then please contact glightwood@uka.org.uk

Track and field events

England Athletics has the following announcement with regard to track and field events.

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/latest-guidance-restarting-outdoor-events-and-reopening-indoor-facilities

Whilst we welcome this development and look forward to the return of our