10th September 2020

Covid-19 Update relating to running events

Road running

The UK Government  announced that outdoor sport and physical activity participation events in England would be able to take place from 11th July.

Sport England issued the following statement on 9th September regarding the government announcement on group sizes: -

Following changes made by government today in relation to group sizes, we have sought clarity on what this means for sport and physical activity.

While social gatherings above six are banned in England from September 14, organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue as can organised outdoor sports events, like parkrun which is due to return next month.

People can also continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools.

That’s because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and these venues are classed as Covid secure given the measures they have introduced, and because government recognises the importance of sport and physical activity for people’s health and wellbeing.

Please check https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/coronavirus/return-play for updates.