BBDRC is pleased (and relieved) to let you all know that England Athletics has confirmed that sessions that are currently run in a Covid secure environment may continue without any changes to group numbers.
Our senior sessions are currently running at, or close to capacity. With this and the rising number of infections, we will be introducing these measures for everyone’s safety and well-being from Tuesday 15 September:
5.30pm group – please park at the far end of the car park
6.45pm group – please do not arrive too early for your session to allow the 5.30pm group to disperse and park at the road end of the car park
Both groups: please stay in your cars until your coaches wave you to the field entrance. Those arriving on foot or by bike should keep at least 2m from other club members. Please do not congregate by the field entrance.
We are going to trial a one-way system at BARC. Athletes will access the field by the main gate and exit by the end gate. This is to help reduce the crossing-over of sessions and the temptation to stop and chat with people outside of your bubble. Please follow your coach’s instructions to return to your transport and leave BARC immediately after your session finishes.
We also recommend that where lift-sharing is necessary or you are running with other members of your household, please try to book on to the same group. There are a couple of exceptions where a household has an Improver and a Development runner and you may continue to book onto different groups. This is to reduce the risk of multiple training groups being asked to self-isolate should a runner become symptomatic.