** Updated 8 January 2021 **
Following the latest announcement on Monday 4th January, England is now under a national lockdown ‘stay at home order’ for the foreseeable future. The escalation from Tier 4 is significant, where we must not leave, or be outside of our homes except where necessary.
According to Government and England Athletics guidance, the impact on group sport with immediate effect now includes: the suspension of all face-to-face indoor and outdoor club / group activity. A reminder that leaving the house for exercise, once per day with a maximum of one person from another household, is permitted under lockdown rules.
We continue to monitor developments to keep you updated, and strongly remind members to adhere to these temporary laws and restrictions during this time.
The club has put in place a COVID-19 framework that outlines the responsibilities of each party that must be acknowledged and adhered to.
Club sessions have resumed on a limited and modified basis under Tier 3 rules. The clubhouse itself is currently closed with no access to facilities (eg. changing rooms, toilets, bar). Runners are advised to turn up ready to run. Designated bike parking is available. All sessions require pre-registration to manage group numbers and track attendees (as per the club sessions information below). The organisers will endeavour to maintain good communication and flag any additional amendments on an ongoing basis.
We encourage new prospective members to trial a couple of group run sessions with us before committing to any membership payments. If any of the sessions described above would be of interest please contact us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each session kicks off with a new joiner welcome announcement and session briefing. Since the summer of 2020, there has been a great turn out of newcomers and regulars creating a good blend of runners making our group sessions friendly and relaxed.
We also recommend new and prospective members to join our closed facebook group which is a good source of club information and recent activity of how we have approached the reintroduction of club sessions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VPHTHAC/