Rotherham HAC is subject to National Lockdown starting Thursday 5th November
RHAC club nights and activities are suspended until (at least) December 2nd.
Coaching: one to one; running: singly or with one other person
('Other person' can be different on different days)
We currently have TWO athletes self-isolating after a positive test: (via a school).
We are not aware of any close contacts at RHAC
Provided all concerned are covid-secure:
We can continue to train in groups of 12 as at present
We can continue to run in unlimited groups, though meeting prior to running or regrouping during runs should be done as sets of 6.
The lack of facilities at the stadium is now expected to be long-term; especially in dark nights and bad weather we have no plans to run large groups (see 'Returning Athletes' below)
Young athletes are permitted to move between tiers for their training. Over-17 athletes are advised not to do so
Runners should not cross a boundary into a different tier
At present this means Doncaster, Sheffield and Barnsley are OK but Notts and Derbyshire are not (though Notts is expected to join us in tier 3 shortly)
Our current view is that there will be no change during 2020 and little development in 2021 (perhaps none in local events).
Young or Senior athletes seeking to return to active training should in the first instance contact their coach, or if in doubt, contact club secretary and covid officer (eg via firstname.lastname@example.org)
You need to click the app before admission to the stadium is allowed.
The agreement exempts us from the ‘6 rule’ provided we observe social distancing; there are other requirements including that we will capture pre-activity health checks from participants (see also 'Activities' above)
Another requirement was to present risk assessments including for (a) the use of Herringthorpe Stadium and (b) the use of local road and countryside areas for out-of-stadium running.
In view of some uncertainty about what is and is not allowed, and the possibility of change in tier of Rotherham MB we aim to report progress and changes weekly