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Corona Virus impact - Update & Event Postponements

20/04/2020 00:00, In Blog /

Frequently Asked Questions

Our athletics world has changed dramatically in the last month, and we appreciate that these can be confusing and difficult times with lots of uncertainty and unanswered questions. We will be continuing to work with colleagues across the sport in the UK and Wales to make decisions and provide clarity and guidance when appropriate.

Below is our updated set of FAQ responses based on what our staff have been hearing from their regular contact with the community. We will be reviewing and updating these responses on a regular basis, so please check online every Monday lunchtime for updates - Updates from V1 are highlighted.

FAQs V2 20th April 2020 FAQs 

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Extended Restrictions

Athletics now shares the same goals as everyone else - protecting everyone from the Corona Virus and saving the NHS. Please be smart, do not train in groups, respect the health guidelines, look out for each other, stay physically active, stay well #SaveTheNHS #Coronavirus.

On Tuesday 24th March, issued an updated statement extending the restrictions on athletics in Wales to the end of May 2020.

Welsh Athletics & UKA are now advocating the suspension of all organised athletics activity.

British Athletics Competition Steering Group have issued an updated statement regarding plans for the remainder of the season.

Whilst these restrictions are in place we'll be collating and looking to provide opportunities to Stay Home & Stay Involved

All Welsh Athletics events are now postponed until the end of May

This includes a number of Welsh Representative Fixtures

Major Welsh, UK, & International Event postponement statements:

Click here for the government’s advice if you have symptoms

Separate guidance for Competition Providers & Race Organisers issued by UK Athletics is here. If you are responsible for an event that is cancelled, please let us know via and we will share this on our communication channels.