What does the BTF guidance say?
BTF announced new guidelines in line with Government advice, which support opening up of club sessions from 29 March, and provide further advice on how club can organise training. You can see the latest guidance here.
Social distancing remains in place during before and after club sessions, and during breaks in activity: where it is possible to keep 2 metres apart, we should. Where it is not, we should keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’, meaning we should remain one metre apart, while taking mitigations to reduce the risk of transmission.
For cycling, BTF advises athletes to consider the ‘aerosol effect’ in training. Aerobic activity such as cycling will cause a person to expel air and therefore droplets to a distance of up to 20 metres behind them.
For running, athletes should aim to run alongside one another wherever possible. This carries slightly less aerosol risk but wind direction is an important factor to consider.
Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: including regular handwashing, use of hand sanitiser and using your own equipment.
If you feel unwell or have any symptoms of COVID, do not attend training sessions and follow government guidelines.