Runners Guidance for taking part in a socially distanced training session (update 26th March 2021)
In line with UK Government guidance, TBH are now in a position to offer socially distanced training sessions.
It is important that you take a few simple steps prior to, during and after a training session to ensure that it is safe and enjoyable for all. As a runner, you are responsible for yours and your teammate’s safety.
- Sessions are only available to senior members of Tyne Bridge Harriers or those interested in trying a maximum of three session, we can’t accommodate anyone under 18.
- Try to select a local training session and travel either on foot, by bike or car. Try to avoid public transport if at all possible.
- Only attend a training session if you have booked on to it using the spreadsheet, don’t turn up on the off-chance you will be able to take part. If you can’t make a session then remove yourself from the spreadsheet.
- If you are feeling at all unwell then do not attend a training session.
- Consider if your health and situation put you, or someone you live with, in a more vulnerable category with respect to Covid. Decide whether it is appropriate for you to take part in group sessions. Advice is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance
- Do not travel to the session with other runners unless you can maintain social distancing or they are a part of your family or support bubble.
- Wash your hands before and after the training session to reduce any cross contamination.
- It is not the group leader’s responsibility to enforce social distancing – it is everyone’s. If you feel others are not sticking to the rules, then ideally say something and do not leave the session without addressing it. Alternatively flag it to a member of the club committee.
- There will not be any toilet facilities at sessions so ensure you are comfortable before you leave the house.
- Consider your own safety. If you suffer an injury or have an accident, how will you get home?
- If you have not trained for some time, then take it easy to begin with. Injuries are much more common if you have had a period of less stressful training.
- Do not shake hands or make any physical contact before, during or after the session.
- Coronavirus is spread by liquid particles, DO NOT SPIT during the training session and if you need to cough, then do this in to your elbow.
- If you test positive for Covid-19 after a training session, then inform any member of the club committee immediately.
Track Specific Guidance – this is in addition to the points above.
- There is a currently a maximum limit of 20 people at a track training session (this is imposed by North Tyneside Council and will be reviewed dependent on progress).
- We don’t have exclusive access to the track and the council will allow a small number of people to independently book sessions. Please maintain social distancing from these individuals.
- Please don’t enter the track area until everyone from the previous session has fully exited and don’t enter before your start time.
- Please sanitise your hands before and after the session. There is hand sanitiser available at the track.
- Spectators/family/friends aren’t allowed to enter the track area.
- Training groups are limited to 12 runners per leader. Training groups must train with an empty lane between them.
- Training groups must maintain social distancing.
- Please bring the minimum kit you need to the session and place water bottles etc away from others.