Covid 19 Policy Document
We are committed to running our future events as safely as we can post-Covid 19.
Please see the British Triathlon website for full details of what this will mean to competitors. However we have prepared an executive summary that contains the key issues & changes to how we will run triathlons, duathlons & running races in the near future.
- All competitors will be required to fill in a pre-event health questionnaire. We will send this out 48 hours before the event. Anyone who has not filled it in will not be able to start.
- Event briefings. Event briefings will be done ahead of the event. It will be via a written document, an open zoom meeting & a facebook video. It is the responsibility of all participants to make sure they have watched, read or listened to the race briefing.
- We will appoint a Covid-19 officer for each event who will work alongside the race director to ensure guidelines are followed.
- We will maintain social distancing throughout the event. That means maintaining 2 metres wherever possible & 1 metre plus mitigation only when absolutely necessary.
- Maximum Numbers – we will be restricting capacities for all our events to ensure we are able to maintain the Social Distancing outlined in Point 3
- We will maintain our engagement with stakeholders: local authorities, venue owners, water safety teams, police, first aid team & marshals & event team. We are ready to go ahead with our autumn events subject to confirmation from stakeholders.
- Events that were previously mass-start (eg sea swims, sea triathlons & duathlons) will now be started as a time trial with athletes starting individually at intervals set down in the race manual.
- We ask all competitors to provide their own water bottles for bike & run segments. We will make arrangements for our volunteers to top up water bottles where needed. Or in the event of very hot weather we will supply drinks in sealed containers for competitors to serve themselves.
- Volunteers will be provided with aprons, disposable gloves & face masks in line with British Triathlon recommendations.