All athletics activity Suspended
As you will no doubt be aware a 4 week national lockdown will be starting on Thursday 5th November. As a consequence England Athletics have updated their guidance, which the following is an extract from:
Following the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 restrictions and the publication of bespoke instructions from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), we have revised the current guidance for athletics and running. Despite us lobbying DCMS for certain exemptions, this new guidance will apply from Thursday 5 November 2020 until Wednesday 2 December 2020.
From this Thursday [5 November 2020], the UK Government is requiring everyone in England to stay at home, except for specific purposes, and not gather with other people who do not live in the same household, again except for specific purposes. As a result, the impact on athletics and running will include suspension of the following (we may update this guidance as and when more information from DCMS becomes available, for example, in relation to U18s / disability provision):
All indoor club group coaching activity All outdoor club group coaching activity All indoor track and field competitions All outdoor competition (track and field, cross country, road, trail, fell and multiterrain) Further information can be found at the England Athletics website.
As a consequence all GYDAC training sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings, will cease with immediate effect until at least Thursday 3 December.