Covid-19 and Kent Athletic Club (update 6 June 2020)
Covid-19 remains a significant threat and we are still some way from a resumption of athletics competition. At this time the priority of Kent Athletic Club remains the health, safety and well-being of athletes, coaches and our wider community.
We recognise that there have been some changes in the guidance regarding sports and exercise. The official Government ‘Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England‘ was last updated on 1 June 2020. England Athletics has responded to this by issuing a ‘Guidance update for restricted return to activity (for coaches, leaders, athletes, runners and facilities’ (also updated 1 June 2020)
For many of us, continuing to run has been a lifeline in this stressful period. We recognise that club members may now choose to run and train together in groups of no more than six as stipulated in the revised Government and England Athletics guidance. To keep ourselves safe while doing this, let’s make sure that we are all following these key points from guidance:
– social distancing of at least 2 metres should be maintained between people exercising together at all times;
We think that the Kent AC community has been a great help in this period, supporting and encouraging each other through social media contact, virtual races and practical assistance. We are sure that we will come out of this a stronger and more cohesive club, but let’s make sure that we continue to keep safe along the way.
As the club welfare officers, we have agreed to take on the temporary additional role of club ‘Covid-19 Co-ordinators’, as recommended by England Athletics. If you have any comments or concerns relating to Covid-19 and Kent Athletic Club, or indeed any wider welfare or safeguarding concerns do contact us: