Based on the latest government guidance around Coronavirus/COVID-19, British Triathlon and the 3 Home Nations (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) have suspended organised triathlon activity with immediate effect until at least 30 April.
We have not taken this decision lightly but in the light of the rapidly changing situation, we feel it is essential. Based on the government’s advice to restrict unnecessary travel and contact with others, we feel that it is our duty to take these steps to help protect the health and wellbeing of athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators and to alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at a hugely testing time.
The list of suspended activity includes but may not be limited to:
- All permitted events in England, Scotland and Wales
- All British Triathlon, Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon championships and events, including Age-Group Qualifiers
- Face-to-face coaching courses – anyone in the middle of a course will be contacted about how this will continue separately
- Pathway Activity – all planned camps and performance assessment activity
- Regional events in England
We recognise that this news will be disappointing, and potentially worrying for some, but ask for your support as we navigate through this difficult time.
I would like to ask that as an affiliated club, you suspend all face-to-face meetings, events (including social), camps and training groups, at least until 30 April. Our actions after this date will depend on how this situation changes and further advice from the government and relevant bodies.
Further information can be found on our website www.britishtriathlon.org which also contains specific advice for clubs, coaches and event organisers. If you have questions, please visit this page in the first instance. I do ask for your patience and understanding in the coming days and weeks as we navigate this unprecedented situation and that you recognise that our staff are doing their very best to support you and the sport.
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I will be back in touch with further updates in due course.