The UK government has advised that everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus. Whilst it has not issued any ban on public gatherings of any size either indoors or outdoors at this stage, the advice is to avoid non-essential contact with others, including going to sporting events, pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues.
It is with great sadness that I write to advise you that Andover Athletics Club is now closed until further notice and at least until the end of April under England Athletics advice. We had hoped to remain open for athletes to train, but the advice of government and English Athletics is that we are involved in a “non-essential” activity and should cease.
Where possible, athletes and runners at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments. Your coach may contact you directly if they have any plans for your on-going training.
Please take this opportunity to relax and maintain fitness for the season when it returns. It is still important to get outside and enjoy the improving weather.
England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport in the coming weeks. We will contact you as and when the club re-opens.
Tom Evison - Chairman
Thank you to all members who have renewed their membership or joined the club. If you have not yet joined, please pick up a form from the clubhouse as soon as possible.
You need to have joined in order to compete!
Also for your information, all Andover AC members automatically become members of England Athletics and we provide your personal details to them. You will be able to access your information on their online portal (myAthletics) - they will contact you about signing in. Once signed in, you can view and update your details and amend your privacy settings.
The Andover Athletic Club has its own distinctive kit which is registered for the purposes of competition.
For more information regarding club rules and kit information, please see Membersip section.
All of us in our day to day lives are in some way responsible for aspects of health and safety. In this respect, we ask that if you see anything that worries you, appears to be hazardous or in need of maintenance around the club house or track, to inform one of the coaches or volunteers as soon as possible, and if you can help to rectify the problem that would be much appreciated.
We thank you for taking the time to read this. Please come and talk to us if you wish to volunteer some of your time or have any questions or concerns.
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