[Updated 23 October 2020]
We are delighted to confirm that the majority of our Fitmums and Friends clubs are now open.
Following the feedback from a members' survey and the work done by our local club and central teams, we feel we can open our clubs safely and in a way that complies with current national guidance and with guidance provided by England Athletics, our governing body.
All of our existing local adult running, walking and cycling clubs are now open. We are also running a 10 to Teens session for our older junior athletes. We are working towards reopening our buggy sessions as soon as the situation allows.
For club-specific information, please click on the relevant link below. It is important that you read this information before attending a club session. It covers:
We hope our approach reassures as to the safety measures we have in place to protect our members, volunteers and local communities at this time. Of course, we are relying on every member’s cooperation to ensure that we stay safe and open.
Beverley Fitmums and Friends Tuesday 18 August 2020 Details here
Boothferry Fitmums and Friends Thursday 6 August 2020 Details here
Dearne Valley Fitmums and Friends Tuesday 8 September 2020 Details here
East Hull Fitmums and Friends Tuesday 18 August 2020 Details here
Goole Fitmums and Friends Monday 7 September 2020 Details here
Grimsby Fitmums and Friends Wednesday 29 July 2020 Details here
Harrogate Fitmums and Friends Monday 7 September 2020 Details here
Hedon Fitmums and Friends Monday 10 August 2020 Details here
Market Weighton Fitmums and Friends tbc
York Fitmums and Friends Wednesday 12 August Details here
Buggy sessions tbc
Juniors sessions Tuesday 22 September Details here
We have created three COVID-19 documents to further help all of our members to stay safe when exercising together. Please read them before attending a club session:
COVID-19 Code of Conduct
Keeping our members as safe as possible and keeping our club open requires every one of our members to comply with current guidance. To that end, we are asking all of our members to agree to our COVID-19 Code of Conduct. Please read this carefully here before attending a club session. By attending a club session, you will be agreeing to abide by this code of conduct.
A Fitmums and Friends session always starts with a “checklist chat”. During the checklist chat, your leader talks through a range of topics which are designed to make sure you feel welcome, comfortable and safe during the session. We have made some amends to our checklist chat to include some important COVID-19 messages. You can read it here or watch a video of it here.
We understand you may still have lots of questions and we have tried to answer these for you, including any questions asked in our member survey about returning to activity. You can read these FAQs here.
Although clubs are now open, some members will not yet be ready to return to club sessions and we understand that. We will be ready and waiting to welcome them back when the time is right. In the meantime, our range of virtual activity sessions continues to support people in staying active from home.
Please do not attend a session if you are feeling unwell, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have recently been in contact* with someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19, or have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service.
[*For what is meant by contact, please see the government advice here.]
The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
Please be aware that if someone attending a Fitmums and Friends session subsequently tests positive for COVID-19, we may be required to pass group member details to the NHS Test and Trace service. If you attend a club session and subsequently test positive for COVID-19, please follow the NHS advice here. You will also need to complete the UK Athletics COVID-19 tracking form - please email Vickie on email@example.com and she will send you the link to the form. Please DO NOT attend any club sessions until the end of your self-isolation period – guidance on how long to self-isolate can be found here.