Latest Advice From England Athletics


England Athletics advises that caution should be observed when training or competing in athletics at all times. Follow the rules pertaining to your local area and maintain social distancing 

England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport.

Social distancing and advice

Social distancing measures (as defined by Public Health England as spending more than 15 minutes and within a 2-metre distance talking to someone) are now advised not only if we test positive or have symptoms, but in day to day life.  As well as current travel advice, the current UK government is advising anyone with a “new, continuous” cough or high temperature and those they live with need to self-isolate for 14 days.

General Advice

Generally children are not affected by the virus but should follow the guidance to avoid the spread of the disease.

Anyone with a higher risk from viruses such as cold or flu should take sensible steps to reduce the risk of picking up infections. Click here for NHS advice on infection control – it is summarized below:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of corona-virus
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Click here for the government’s advice if you have symptoms

Road Races

Check with the organisers for their current advice.


Track and field events have been held recently without spectators. These have been a great sucess. Check press for upcoming events. A calendar of cross country events has been published but is still subject to change.:

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