New Restrictions on Social Groups 10/9/2020

As expected, the new restrictions will not affect RHAC plans and activities

10th September 2020: from Nichola Skedgel (England Athletics):
I can confirm that late yesterday Sport England confirmed that organised sport could continue in groups larger than 6. Below is the information on the Sport England website

“Following changes made by government today in relation to group sizes, we have sought clarity on what this means for sport and physical activity.

While social gatherings above six are banned in England from September 14, organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue as can organised outdoor sports events, like parkrun which is due to return next month.

People can also continue to use leisure facilities, including gyms and pools.

That’s because these sports and activities have stringent plans in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19, and these venues are classed as Covid secure given the measures they have introduced, and because government recognises the importance of sport and physical activity for people’s health and wellbeing.”

So we can continue.

Group size is to be to be legally reduced to 6 again on Monday 14th.
Extract of news comment:
........Will any social events of more than six be allowed?

Some gatherings of more than six people will be allowed, for example:

A full list will be published before the law changes on Monday............

Our initial view is that RHAC activities and planned activities will not be affected

In any case nothing changes today (Wednesday 9th Sept)