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ISRC COVID Framework

Return To Club Training Activity

We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to training in December 2020. Due to restrictions to the activity, we can facilitate we will only be offering training sessions to current members of Itchen Spitfires Running Club and will not be accepting new memberships prior to April 2021.

If you are a member of the club already all information you need to access these sessions will be available by email and our private Facebook group.

If you are not a member of the club and wish to join us in April 2021 please keep a close eye on our membership page for updates coming soon.

Prior to Training

  • All members that are attending training will need to register for the session. Under no circumstances should you attend a session without pre-registering. Note: The details provided when registering will be passed on to the track and trace scheme in the event of somebody attending the session testing positive for COVID19 in the days following the session.
  • If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel your registration as we will be operating a waiting list, which will allow others to attend in your place. In the event of repeated non-attendance, you may be banned from registering for future sessions
  • All participants and volunteers must undergo a self-assessment for any Covid-19- symptoms. No-one should attend an ISRC training session if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following: A high temperature (above 37.8°C), a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste. This check should be done prior to each training session. Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must not participate or volunteer, and should follow relevant government guidance.
  • Anyone who has already been instructed to self-isolate by a health care practitioner should continue to follow this advice and may not participate or volunteer.
  • Anyone that is living in a Tier 3 area should not attend a training session which is hosted in a Tier 1 or 2 area, further guidance from England Athletics on tier restrictions can be found here.

Before Leaving Home

  • Follow all hygiene guidance including washing your hands.
  • Ensure that all arrangements have been made prior to leaving home so that any government advice on social distancing, as an example, can be maintained at any facility.
  • Coaches, leaders, and athletes should ensure they are prepared and have planned for circumstances where injuries or other accidents occur, and they have mitigating procedures and plans in place to resolve the issue while maintaining all government guidance.
  • Ensure you have enough food and hydration for the session.

At Training

  • Do not congregate before or after training, return home.
  • Ensure all hygiene guidance on the use of equipment or facilities is followed
  • Any areas used for pre-event gathering should maximise the available space for each participant and minimise the amount of time participants spend in proximity to each other.
  • Participants are permitted to walk or run at their own pace.
  • During the event, participants should walk, jog or run with an aim of making use of all available space and minimising the amount of time in close proximity to each other.
  • Participants should not spit anywhere on the course, high-five anyone else, or engage in any other non-essential contact.
  • Other users of the area of open space should be given way to at all times.

After Training

  • In the event that you test positive in the two weeks after attending a training session, you should contact so that members can be contacted and details can be prepared to inform the government track and trace scheme

Run Leaders / Coaches

  • At ISRC training sessions operating under the COVID-19 Framework, the training leader of each session will act as the COVID-19 Officer(s), which means that:
  • Prior to attending, they will be required to familiarise themselves with this document and confirm they have done so.
  • Where possible, all sessions should be planned to limit the use of any physical items. Where it is deemed necessary to use such items, only one person should come into contact with the item, for example the same person puts out and picks afterwards cones. All items should be cleaned after the event. Government advice on cleaning is available here.
  • Run leaders should bring the following items with them to sessions:
    1. Mobile phone to be used in the event of an emergency
    2. Face mask / covering to be used in the event of an emergency if social distancing cannot be maintained
    3. Hand sanitiser
  • The government summarise what is required to implement a COVID Secure environment and these should be implemented for all training sessions aside from working from home:-;
    1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
    2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
    3. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible
    4. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk

    COVID Action Plan

    • All ISRC sessions will take place in a COVID secure environment, as defined by England Athletics. Details can be found in this document.
    • You can find the risk assessments for each of the club session here: Risk Assessments
    • All members attending the sessions, will be registered using the ISRC eventbrite system:
    • Details of what is expected of all members will be provided when booking a place using Eventbrite, as well as specific updates and changes being provided by email, the club Facebook group.