17/03/2020

Hi All,

This is not a message I wanted to write, but following the guidance issued by England Athletics this morning Bicester Athletics Club will suspend all activities with immediate effect. This includes training, competitions, presentation evenings, parent days and meetings until at least the end of April.

We will continue to monitor the guidance being issued and when we can resume activities we will, we will keep updated with any developments.

We ask you all to continue following hand washing guidelines and comply with the guidance being offered by the authorities.

We hope you all remain safe and well and hopefully we will see you soon.

Best Regards,

Paul Groves

Bicester AC Chairman.

16/03/2020

Hi All,

I hope you are all well.

Just to let you all know that Tuesday’s circuit training and Wednesdays sporthall training will go ahead as planned. We will be asking athletes and coaches to wash their hands before entering the Sportshall and school gym, we will also be cleaning the equipment where practical to do so. Please can you let your children know we will be asking them to wash their hands, so they are not concerned we are doing something different.

If any athlete currently has a cold, cough or fever we request that they don’t come training.

We will make a decision about next weeks training at the weekend and communicate in due course. We will also make a decision about the presentation evening at the weekend.

As those of you effected will know both Burgess Hill and Wantage Sportshall competitions have been cancelled.

As you are aware this is a rapidly changing situation please keep tabs on our Facebook page, Teamer app and emails for changes at short notice.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Best Regards,

Paul Groves

Bicester AC Chairman

14/03/2020

I Hope you are well. At this moment in time, in line with England Athletics guidance (https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/coronavirus-statement/) training and competitions will be continuing as planned, however this could change at short notice, with the current Coronavirus pandemic.

I will provide an email update should there be any change, however your best way to keep up to date is to follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Bicester-Athletic-Club-389596354560410/, where we will be able to provide live updates should it be necessary. Updates will also be posted on our website and Teamer teamtalk.

As a club we are constantly monitoring the situation, but It is really important that we all keep up to date with the current state of coronavirus and we ensure that we are following the guidelines. Please have a comprehensive read through the following link;  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

We request that if any of our members have cold or flu symptoms, they do not attend training or competitions. Public Health England (PHE) are recommending that the following general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. See hand washing guidance
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough

       and/or

  • high temperature

If any of our members or their family have come into contact with anyone who has Coronavirus, or is showing any of the symptoms below, please follow these guidelines; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

 If you show any of the symptoms above please call 111 for guidance, if you have been told to self-isolate please let Emma Garside our Welfare Officer know at https://www.bicesterac.co.uk/contact-forms/welfare-officer-contact/.

I hope you all stay safe and well.

Best Regards,

Paul Groves

Bicester AC Chairman.