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Restricted return to activity at Hillingdon AC

I hope you are all safe and well. Following recent updated guidance from England Athletics on returning to activity the Management Committee have been working hard to put the necessary measures in place to enable a limited return to club life. I am glad to say that from tomorrow Sunday 21st June small groups of 4 runners or less can start and finish their runs from the Clubhouse car park. Please observe the notices regarding social distancing that have been put up in the car park. To enable this first limited stage of re-opening to happen we have developed a COVID club plan, created risk assessments for groups leaving from the Clubhouse and for coached sessions, as well as appointing COVID co-ordinators for both the clubhouse and the track, Michael Illing and Natalie Walker respectively. These documents will be posted on the club website in due course but the salient points from the clubhouse risk assessment are posted below, which I would ask you all to observe if meeting for a run. At this stage the Clubhouse will not be open but the Committee and clubhouse co-ordinator are working behind the scenes to make the Clubhouse COVID compliant for when the Government relax the rules further, which will be no earlier than the 4th July. The coaches at the track are having regular meetings to work through all the challenges faced there and we are in weekly contact with Hillingdon Council regarding the opening of the track facility. We ask for your patience, as none of us have faced a situation like this before. We are doing our best to get the club up and running as soon as possible but our priority as always is the health and well being of our members and their families. We hope to be able to update you early next week on our plans for membership subscriptions.

  • Maximum group size of 4 people
  • Groups to be arranged in advance and communicated over social media
  • Group meeting times to be staggered if multiple groups are running from a single location, such as the clubhouse
  • Social distancing to be maintained at all times as per current government guidelines
  • Approximate route to be planned in advance avoiding high streets and being aware of areas where social distancing rules may be broken (bus stops etc.)
  • No coaching to take place unless a separate list assessment has been submitted to and approved by the Covid 19 co ordinator
  • Special care to be taken when passing or overtaking others, slowing down or stopping if necessary
  • Face coverings and gloves to be carried for use in an emergency
  • Travel to/from training by own individual transport or in household groups
  • If you are displaying any Coronavirus symptoms then do not attend training. Stay home and follow current government advice