COVID

COVID-19 – UPDATE

It is important to stress that all Redhill CC members ride at their own risk and must exercise their own judgement and common sense if they are undertaking rides during this period, having regard to their own safety, that of other road users and of the infection risk they represent. Members need to take personal responsibility and recognise the impact of their actions on others.

NEWCOMERS – Please use our Club Contact for more information about joining us at the moment.

Government instructions:

Social contact and gathering limits

  • People can meet and exercise outdoors in groups of up to 6 people, or as a group of 2 households. A group made up of 2 households can include more than 6 people, but only where all members of the group are from the same 2 households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible), or an exemption applies. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a bubble.

  • Indoors, people are not permitted to meet others they do not live with, including for exercise (unless an exemption applies). You can find more information in the coronavirus restrictions guidance.

Organised outdoor sport

  • Organised outdoor sport for adults and children is permitted with any number of participants, where it is formally organised (for example, by a national governing body, business or charity) and follows COVID-secure guidance. This applies to organised outdoor (individual and team) sports, outdoor exercise classes, organised sports participation events and outdoor licensed physical activity.
  • All children can take part in outdoor childcare and supervised activities, including sport and physical activity (such as community sport clubs).
  • Participants should maintain social distancing when not actively participating (e.g. during breaks in play, or when awaiting substitutions). Social interaction before and after playing any sport should only take place outdoors, and in separate and distinct groups consisting of up to 6 people or two households.
  • When not taking part in organised sport, people must adhere to the rules on social contact. People can meet outdoors in groups of up to 6 people, or as a group of 2 households.
  • Sports which require participants to be in frequent close proximity to each other (such as rugby league, rugby union, netball) should adapt both training and game-play to reduce the level of contact so far as reasonably possible and take steps to minimise risk. Your NGB or sport provider should set out any adaptations required for safe provision in their guidance, or you can contact them through their website for more information.
  • Where sport is not formally organised, it can only take place within the rules on social contact above - in groups of up to 6 people, or 2 households.

Organised sport participation events

  • Organised sport participation events such as races and organised walks can take place outdoors and are exempt from legal gathering limits. However they must follow the measures for organised sport participation events set out in the guidance on safe provision of grassroots sport.

Outdoor sport facilities

  • Outdoor sport facilities can open to the public. This applies to all outdoor sport facilities, including outdoor gyms, swimming pools, courts, pitches, golf courses (including mini-golf), water sports venues, climbing walls, driving and shooting ranges, riding arenas at riding centres and archery venues.
  • Outdoor skating rinks and outdoor trampolining parks must remain closed until 12 April, when they can open to the public.
  • Changing rooms can open but their use should be minimised. Changing rooms are areas of increased risk, so you should shower and change at home where possible. If you do need to use changing rooms, you should minimise time spent inside.
  • When not taking part in organised sport, people using your facility must adhere to the rules on social contact. Outdoors, people can meet in groups of up to 6 people, or 2 households. When using indoor facilities such as toilets, should not mix with others they do not live with (or share a relevant bubble with) indoors, unless an exemption applies.

Indoor sport facilities

  • From 12 April, indoor sport facilities can open to the public. This applies to most indoor sport and physical activity facilities, including gyms and leisure centres, sport courts and pitches, dance studios and fitness studios, climbing walls and climbing wall centres, multi-sport facilities (including driving ranges, archery venues and indoor riding centres) and swimming pools.
  • Indoor skating rinks and trampoline parks must remain closed, except where specific exemptions apply.
  • Guests using your facility must adhere to the rules on social contact. People should not mix with others they do not live with (or share a relevant bubble with) indoors, unless an exemption applies.
  • Changing rooms can open but their use should be minimised. Changing rooms are areas of increased risk, so you should shower and change at home where possible. If you do need to use changing rooms, you should minimise time spent inside.
  • Indoor sport facilities can only be used for individual activity or for activities by people from the same household (or support/childcare bubble). Personal training and coaching can take place either 1:1 or within households/bubbles. Group activities and exercise classes are not otherwise permitted for adults.
  • All children can take part in indoor childcare and supervised activities, including sport and physical activity (such as community sport clubs) subject to restrictions on size of group as set out in the out-of-school settings guidance. From 12 April, these activities can also take place at indoor skating rinks and trampolining parks, which are otherwise closed to the public (except where exemptions apply).
  • Facilities must follow the guidance for sport facilities, which set out measures on cleaning as well as capacity limits and ventilation requirements.

Face coverings

  • People are not required to wear face coverings while taking part in sport and physical activity. All forms of face coverings may restrict breathing efficiency and should not be used during exercise except on specific advice from a physician.
  • Visitors are not required to wear face coverings in sport facilities, however they should be encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed public areas when not engaging in sport or physical activity.

 

ALWAYS CARRY A MASK ON YOUR RIDES

You cannot enter shops or coffee stops without by law. Plus our club’s reputation is at stake if you don’t!

FINALLY

If you have had any COVID-19 symptoms (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of smell or taste) or been in contact with someone who has, DON'T VENTURE OUT. Follow the rules!