Following the lifting of lockdown we are in position to resume training and the reopening of the clubhouse and track.
As you are no doubt aware, however, the North East has been placed within the highest tier of restrictions, Tier 3, and it is of paramount importance that we follow the guidance presented by England Athletics in their most recent statement. Can we please ask all members to check this guidance themselves.
The key point for us as a club is that training in groups of over 6 is only permitted in outdoor, organised group-coached sessions. Sorry to be a killjoy, but nor should there be any socialising before and after sessions.
The clubhouse will therefore reopen for training on Monday 7th December. The track is now also open again.
Can we again remind all athletes and parents of the following:
The club has worked hard to get the track open once again. Please make sure you have informed your coach of your presence there if you are going. Do not just turn up. One toilet will now be open at the track. Can athletes please only use this if it is necessary to do so and respect the following procedures: one in, one out only; no personal possessions to be left inside – it is a toilet only, not a storage area for e.g. mobile phones; hands to be sanitised on entry and exit; coaches to clean all door handles on opening and closing the facility.
We thank athletes and parents once again for all of your support and cooperation in these challenging times.