Important news about reopening of clubs

Posted 17th July 2020

[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:

  • venue, run/walk/ride options and start times, which may be different from before
  • how to book – clubs are using a booking system to ensure that group sizes remain within limits allowed
  • how sessions are organised – clearly we have had to make some changes to how we normally organise a club session in order to keep everyone as safe as possible
  • how we enable social distancing – from other runners/walkers/cyclists and members of the public
  • how we support members who run/walk at different paces

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.

Club                                                           Reopening date                                      For more information

Beverley Fitmums and Friends                      Tuesday 18 August 2020                            Details here

Boothferry Fitmums and Friends                   Thursday 6 August 2020                           Details here

Cottingham Fitmums and Friends                  Wednesday 29 July 2020                         Details here
Cottingham Cycle Squad                               Sunday 2 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.

Checklist Chat

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:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

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 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.

COVID-19 symptons warning
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