The latest Government guidance

On Monday the latest Government guidance will come into effect. As mass-participation events are already subject to stringent rules, this latest guidance won't make much difference to how they're delivered by race organisers.

For clarity, Sport England have released this statement:

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"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."

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The latest information from Sport England can be found here.

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