Coronavirus special arrangements

You should only join a run if you are fit and well and:

  • do not have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (see below)
  • have not tested positive for COVID-19.  If you have tested positive you should not join a run until either
    • 10 days have passed from the day after the positive result; or
    • you have had negative lateral flow test results on two consecutive days from day 5 after your positive result.  

The main symptoms identified by the NHS are:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick.

There is no longer a legal requirement to socially distance. However, England Athletics say that “maintaining social distance between one another has been proven to reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19” and advise that we consider this when planning and taking part in runs. Also, people face different risk levels and some may wish to maintain a more cautious approach in relation to social distancing. Therefore, when running with the club, please be aware of your proximity to other Dragons and members of the public and do all you can to minimise risk.

If you are a member and are concerned about social distancing around club runs and want to discuss ways we can help, just get in touch.

Please follow any instructions from your run director.

At the end of the run, please make sure the run director knows you have finished.

If, within 48 hours of attending a run, you develop any of the symptoms detailed above or test positive for COVID-19, you should inform the club immediately. We will contact the other runners to inform them of this.

The Club has two COVID-19 Officers. If you have any feedback you’d like to share with us or have any questions about the measures we have in place, please just contact us.

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