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The track opens from today 1st September, however it will only be for 18 years and over athletes or coach led groups. Horsham Blue Star Harriers will restart club training nights on Monday 14th September.

Please see the information below to guide you in these different times.

We are following UKA procedures which limit the number of athletes a coach can take to 12 this will obviously effect groups, but all procedures must be followed since UKA insurance will not be valid should they be breached.

PROCEDURES AND INFORMATION FOR CLUB NIGHTS HORSHAM BLUE STAR HARRIERS

DO NOT ALLOW ATHLETES TO ATTEND TRAINING IF THEY HAVE A HIGH TEMPERATURE, A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH, A LOSS OR CHANGE OF THEIR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE, OR IF THEY HAVE AN INJURY.

Each athlete will be invited weekly to attend a training session on a club night either Monday and or Wednesday by their coach.

U13’s ONLY will train Mondays and or Wednesdays 6.00-6.45, they must all leave the track before

U15 - seniors start training 7.00-8.15 approx.

Throws groups lead by Ron Shannon may have different times which will be sent to them.

Once an athlete receives an invitation they should inform the coach if they intend to train, and then they will need to book with The Bridge Leisure Centre for the session. If a track pass is held the booking must be by telephone on 01403 211311, if you are pay as you go then you can book online at www.placesleisure.org.

DO NOT BOOK A SESSION IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN INVITATION OR JUST TURN UP AT THE TRACK

One parent/guardian per athlete may spectate in a socially distance marked area.

Athletes should arrive early and line up 2m apart alongside the metal entrance gates, where they will be checked in by a staff member from the leisure centre (hand sanitising at entry) they will then proceed to an allocated seating area ( allocations for all groups will be sent out shortly) maintaining 2m distance. Coaches will then start the sessions.

Each training group will receive an email detailing information for the specific group and seating area allocation.

The U13’s group will have a shortened session to allow for cleaning before the next session starts at 7.00. Please leave the track promptly by the RED WOODEN GATE to allow the next groups access.

The café in the leisure centre will only be open for take away, there will not be any seating available inside. Masks do not need to be worn in the centre.

All athletes must maintain a 2m distance from each other and the coach. Drills and runs on the track can be in groups of 6 however no one should run in an anti-clockwise direction.

If the the long jump is in use lane 1 will not be used, this means lane 2 and 3 will be used by the middle distance group. If there is no long jump lane 1 and 2 will be used by middle distance.

The Tube cannot be used at the moment due to ventilation issues.

The toilets at the track can be used and will be cleaned every hour, however the door must be kept open after use to aid ventilation.

All equipment will be collected by the coach, it will be cleaned before and after being handed out by leisure centre staff.

All track passes have been extended to allow for lockdown, however they will not be renewed once they expire and further payments will be pay as you go. It is possible to cancel and receive a refund for track passes if you wish.

All coaches are volunteers and likely to be more susceptible to Covid 19, so we expect the new procedures to be maintained alongside 2m social distancing to keep everyone as safe as possible. Please make sure your athlete is aware of the rules and respects them, any infringements will not be tolerated.

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