13 Mar

Chertsey House Park 5k – Update

We have been closely following both Guernsey and UK Government advice on Coronavirus.

As it stands the Chertsey Park 5k on Sunday 15th March is ON. Please see Details Here for information and pre-race briefing(to minimise time on start line).

We ask that anyone suffering symptoms of flu (cough, high temperature, breathing difficulties) neither competes in or attends the event and self-isolates in accordance with Guidelines

We are not expecting entries from people travelling from off-island to specifically compete in the event but if you have recently travelled please be self aware of symptoms and your responsibility to protect the community. Please check the self-isolation protocols.

To help protect race volunteers we will be implementing a verbal “sign-on”.

To minimise time on start line please go to event page to see race briefing.

There are hand washing facilities in toilets near start/finish. Water will be made available to finishers but to collect /rather than being handed out.

England Athletics Coronavirus Statement to be read at events:

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, England Athletics would like to ensure that all athletes and runners, officials, coaches and volunteers are aware of the following advice from Public Health England (PHE) 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 soapand water are not available. See hand washing guidance
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • athletes and runners are entitled, should they wish, not to shake hands orhave any other form of physical contact with their opponents or officialsIf you are experiencing difficulty breathing, have a high temperature or cough, please return and stay at home and refer to instructions. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
  • Please return home, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places, even if you do not have symptoms:
  • anywhere in Italy on or after 9 March
  • specific areas in northern Italy in the last 14 days
  • Iran in the last 14 days
  • Hubei province in China in the last 14 days
  • Daegu, Cheongdo or Gyeongsan in South Korea in the last 14 days

Please return home, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, even if your symptoms are mild:

  • Italy (outside specific areas in northern Italy) before 9 March
  • mainland China outside of Hubei province
  • South Korea outside of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Use the local coronavirus service here to find out what to do next. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.Thank you for your understanding.
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