COVID

Our COVID guidelines. Last updated 19 July 2021.

The legal restrictions have lifted, but the local case numbers are high. We need to use what we’ve learned if we’re to continue our good record on low transmission. Like many other organisations, we’ll play on the safe side, and so won’t meet indoors as one club just yet, but we are talking to Tring Cricket Club about when we might resume renting the clubhouse and how that will work.

Thanks again to everyone who shared their views in our recent survey on how they see the future of ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ runs; this has been really useful and is informing our discussions with the Cricket Club.

So what’s changing now? Not much compared to previous weeks, apart from that Run Leaders no longer need to provide the Club’s COVID Coordinator with names of their group. (The NHS Test and Trace scheme will continue to identify and isolate contacts of positive cases.)

Before the run:

  • Any member may offer to lead a run. Runs tend to be on a Wednesday evening, from a range of locations around Tring.
  • The Run Leader can announce the run to the whole club or the pace group. If the run is announced before Monday evening, details will be included in this newsletter.
  • You can let the Run Leader know by Wednesday lunchtime if you intend to join them, or just turn up if the Run Leader has indicated that’s ok. Do use the contact details provided by the Run Leader (rather than let the whole club know!).

During the run:

  • Be mindful that some runners have reason to be more risk averse than others and may not want a (sweaty!) hug or high five.
  • Members of the public may prefer a bit of space too.
  • At a time of high COVID-19 prevalence, bear in mind the safeguarding measures we have been following to mitigate the risk of transmission (e.g. hand hygiene and social distancing).
  • Don’t join if you’re COVID positive, have the symptoms, or need to self-isolate, obviously.

After the run:

  • Run Leaders no longer need to provide the Club’s COVID Coordinator with names of their group. The NHS Test and Trace scheme will continue to identify and isolate contacts of positive cases. If a runner needs contact information to flag a positive test, the Run Leader may be able to help by accessing confirmation of run attendance (held for a maximum of 21 days).
     

Our Risk Assessment (below) has been updated following recent Government and England Athletics guidance. We will revise it again when we get to meet up indoors. Obviously any Government/Public Health recommendations in the meantime will supersede it.