Our latest statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Saturday 17th October 2020 16:30pm

She Runs Outdoors continues to take guidance from our governing body England Athletics and in line with the latest government guidance.

As a licenced UKA coach and by following all the COVID protocol including COVID risk assessments, track and trace and operating in  a COVID secure environment out runs are currently exempt from the rule of six as we fall into the organised group activity/ group coaching category rather than social. You can ask to see my coaching licence at any time or request more information should you wish to.

She Runs Outdoors take your safety and that of the wider community very seriously and continue to monitor for any changes.

She Runs will monitor local tiers and follow the guidelines set out dependant on which tier our run falls in at the time of the run. Please DO NOT travel to a She Runs Outdoors event if you are currently in a tier 3 area.

England Athletics COVID-19 running tier restriction table 

Thursday 10th July 2020 10:30

I’m pleased to hear that my governing body England Athletics have now confirmed that sports England and the Government have agreed that organised sport and activities that have followed the return to play protocol, will be able to carry on as before. 

She Runs Outdoors takes your safety seriously and that of the wider community. 

I have put everything in place to meet the COVID secure guideline. This means as a licenced coach with a ratio of 1 coach to 12 runners, I can continue to offer guided runs and coaching sessions. 

More details can be found on the England Athletics website here:

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/update-athletics-and-running-activity-will-not-be-affected-by-the-new-restrictions/?fbclid=IwAR3303a0oCFmMVYmbl25ptwe28mxuJrtxyota5M_SZ_BQRuzqzzmTbAslIw

Each UKA coach/run leader is able to train/lead 12 people at one time in a running group setting.

Coaches and leaders will ensure they have carried out a standard risk assessment of any training space or route, as they would normally, prior to the session taking place this will also include a Covid-19 specific risk assessment and meet requirements for a COVID Secure environment.

Social distancing and hygiene is still to be maintained and is key within a training involvement.
 
It is important to say that any return to activity must take account of local conditions and any risk assessment for normal activities will be undertaken as well as ensuring that all government guidance around Covid-19 is taken into account.


It is important that all runners monitor themselves for any signs of the virus, as well as general health. Do not come if you are showing any signs of the virus and let me know.

 

All runners should follow the advice of their GP or medical practitioner in all cases.


Likewise I will monitor myself, Please check your emails before travelling,  in case I have had to cancel last minute.
 

Runners should:
 
Stay up-to-date


Check all guidance that has been published, especially concerning social distancing and hygiene and any athletic specific guidance.

Be aware guidance can change quickly and more restrictive rules may be applied in the future, so please refer to our website regularly.
 
Before leaving home

  • DO NOT COME TO OUR EVENTS IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19 OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS.

  • She Runs Outdoors to hold onto your details for 21 days after an event and can be shared upon request with the government’s Test and Trace initiative. By signing up to a guided run, you agree to this.

  • Follow all hygiene guidance, including washing your hands.

  • Ensure you have enough food and hydration for the session, runners must not share.

  • Bring a small hand sanitiser with you to carry on the run.

  • Coaches and athletes should ensure they are prepared and have planned for circumstances where injuries or other accidents occur, and they have mitigating procedures and plans in place to resolve the issue while maintaining all government guidance. Therefore you are required to carry a personal first aid kit for any minor injuries that you could treat yourself.  - Sterile dressing, antiseptic wipe and bandage as a minimum.

  • All runners must carry a charged mobile phone. ​


*Please note I will not be offering demo shoes, packs or head torches out, runners must wear trail shoes with adequate grip carry their own hydration and have head torches on evening runs as we sometimes lose light towards the end.

 
Afterwards

Runners must not congregate after the run and go straight home.


Any runners who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of running with She Runs Outdoors MUST contact us so we can let other runners know and inform the government’s Test and Trace initiative.
 
Disclaimer


Please note that the subjects covered in this guidance is in no way exhaustive and does not stand on its own nor is intended to be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice. Individual circumstances will differ. The information contained in this guidance is given in good faith but any liability She Runs Outdoors to you or any third party which may arise out of the reliance by you or any other party of the contents of this guidance is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. She Runs Outdoors/Rachel Murphy accepts no duty of care or liability for any loss occasioned, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, to any person acting or refraining from actions as a result of any advice in this guidance. 

Friday 17th July 2020 8pm

Following the new government advice on 9 July 2020 easing lockdown restrictions, we have updated our guidance documents based on this government advice:
 
The safety and wellbeing of all She Runs Outdoors runners, myself and the wider community is the most important matter of any guidance from She Runs Outdoors. I have taken advice from my governing body England Athletics as a coach and run leader, more details can be found here:


https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-for-restricted-return-to-activity-for-coaches-leaders-athletes-runners-and-facilities-step-3/

Each UKA coach/run leader is able to train/lead 12 people at one time in a running group setting.

Coaches and leaders will ensure they have carried out a standard risk assessment of any training space or route, as they would normally, prior to the session taking place this will also include a Covid-19 specific risk assessment and meet requirements for a COVID Secure environment.

Social distancing and hygiene is still to be maintained and is key within a training involvement.
 
It is important to say that any return to activity must take account of local conditions and any risk assessment for normal activities will be undertaken as well as ensuring that all government guidance around Covid-19 is taken into account.


It is important that all runners monitor themselves for any signs of the virus, as well as general health. Do not come if you are showing any signs of the virus and let me know.

 

All runners should follow the advice of their GP or medical practitioner in all cases.


Likewise I will monitor myself, Please check your emails before travelling,  in case I have had to cancel last minute.
 

Runners should:
 
Stay up-to-date


Check all guidance that has been published, especially concerning social distancing and hygiene and any athletic specific guidance.

Be aware guidance can change quickly and more restrictive rules may be applied in the future, so please refer to our website regularly.
 
Before leaving home

  • You must fill out COVID-19 Health Declaration each time you run this is available under the info tab or here She Runs Outdoors to hold onto these details for 21 days and can be shared upon request with the government’s Test and Trace initiative.

  • Follow all hygiene guidance, including washing your hands.

  • Ensure you have enough food and hydration for the session, runners must not share.

  • Bring a small hand sanitiser with you to carry on the run.

  • Coaches and athletes should ensure they are prepared and have planned for circumstances where injuries or other accidents occur, and they have mitigating procedures and plans in place to resolve the issue while maintaining all government guidance. Therefore you are required to carry a personal first aid kit for any minor injuries that you could treat yourself.  - Sterile dressing, antiseptic wipe and bandage as a minimum.

  • All runners must carry a charged mobile phone. ​


*Please note I will not be offering demo shoes, packs or head torches out, runners must wear trail shoes with adequate grip carry their own hydration and have head torches on evening runs as we sometimes lose light towards the end.

 
Afterwards

Runners must not congregate after the run and go straight home.


Any runners who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of running with She Runs Outdoors MUST contact us so we can let other runners know and inform the government’s Test and Trace initiative.
 
Disclaimer


Please note that the subjects covered in this guidance is in no way exhaustive and does not stand on its own nor is intended to be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice. Individual circumstances will differ. The information contained in this guidance is given in good faith but any liability She Runs Outdoors to you or any third party which may arise out of the reliance by you or any other party of the contents of this guidance is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. She Runs Outdoors/Rachel Murphy accepts no duty of care or liability for any loss occasioned, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, to any person acting or refraining from actions as a result of any advice in this guidance. 

Tuesday 12th May 2020 10:30am

I am currently reviewing what the Prime Minister had to say regarding lockdown protocols and what the provisional stages and timing of the relaxation of current practices could mean for She Runs Outdoors and our community. Both your and my safety is of utmost importance as we look forward to the coming weeks and months.


I am seeking guidance from UK Athletics to determine and clarify the practical implications of the changes as they evolve. Currently, I am still not allowed to offer face to face sessions with you right now. My online coaching is still available, and you will find details of this on the website. Please note spaces for this service are limited.

Tuesday 24th March 2020 18:20pm

Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, UKA who I'm am qualified and insured by as a coach and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates to their previous statement issued on 17 March:

  1. Extending the suspension of all athletics activity in England to the 31 May. [Initially this had been agreed to the end of April]. This suspension includes all organised athletics activity in the UK, including all competitions, formal club activities, running groups, and all Education activity (coach, official, teacher).

  2. Strengthening our position on coaching activity – We are now mandating that all physical coaching ceases, and only be conducted via virtual means during this period. Bringing groups of people together to train, however small, can no longer be permitted under the strict ‘Stay at home’ measures implemented by the UK Government.

Full statement https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/coronavirus-statement/

She Runs outdoors takes the advice for the current situation very seriously to protect clients, volunteers and the wider community so until advice changes we will still be closed for bookings.

Online coaching clients have been contacted personally for advice.

 Monday 17th March 2020 08:20am

The constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, this is an anxious time for everyone — a time that, for many, is filled with uncertainty. 

She Runs Outdoors is following UK Government advice concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to monitor all developments.

 

She Runs Outdoors priority is to ensure the health and safety of all clients, volunteers and the wider community and will act as guided by UK Government, Public Health England and UK Athletics. 

 

Although She Runs Outdoors guided runs are held outside, in small groups, the government are advising we exercise alone or at a distance, monitoring that distance while guiding a would be challenging. Therefore I have made the difficult decision to close bookings. If you are already booked onto a guided run I can offer you either a full refund or a code to book onto a future run.

 

I personally believe being outside and keeping active, is good for our physical and mental wellbeing. If  you would like any advice on how to stay active during this time please stay in touch either via messaging me or online, staying connected will help our mental health.

If you are booked onto a Trail Escape I will be in touch over the next view days, please be patient, I don't have a team, it's just me.

 

She Runs Outdoors will continue to monitor the progression of the Covid 19 Virus and act accordingly. 

 

Please message me directly if you have any concerns at rach@sherunsoutdoors.com or call me on 07940464607

Thank you for your support and understanding

Take care,

Rach

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/coronavirus-statement/?fbclid=IwAR0EZLE5sFv-q-5-owdvLfAhW5aSp9ORDBI1gYf0Qzw17dRTj6bdbYl8GCo

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 

Monday 1st June 2020 8pm

Following the new government advice on 29 May 2020 easing lockdown restrictions, groups of up to six people from different households will be able to meet outside in England from Monday 1 June (maintaining social distancing guidelines of 2m apart).
 
The safety and wellbeing of all She Runs Outdoors runners, myself and the wider community is the most important matter of any guidance from She Runs Outdoors. I have taken advice from my governing body as a coach and run leader, more details can be found here:


https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-step-2/
 
It is important to say that any return to activity must take account of local conditions and any risk assessment for normal activities will be undertaken as well as ensuring that all government guidance around Covid-19 is taken into account.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance


It is important that all runners monitor themselves for any signs of the virus, as well as general health. Do not come if you are showing any signs of the virus and let me know. All runners should follow the advice of their GP or medical practitioner in all cases.
Likewise I will monitor myself, Please check your emails before travelling,  in case I have had to cancel last minute.
 
The summarised changes are below:


Exercise outdoors only in groups of up to 6 people providing athletes/runners maintain social distancing advice i.e. 2m apart if from a different household
A coach and up to 5 athletes or runners can train together provided they maintain social distancing i.e. 2m apart if from a different household.

 

Runners should:
 
Stay up-to-date


Check all guidance that has been published, especially concerning social distancing and hygiene and any athletic specific guidance.

Be aware guidance can change quickly and more restrictive rules may  be applied in the future, so please refer to our website regularly.
 
Before leaving home

 

  • Follow all hygiene guidance, including washing your hands.

  • Ensure you have enough food and hydration for the session.

  • Bring a small hand sanitiser with you to carry on the run.

  • Coaches and athletes should ensure they are prepared and have planned for circumstances where injuries or other accidents occur, and they have mitigating procedures and plans in place to resolve the issue while maintaining all government guidance. Therefore you are required to carry a personal first aid kit for any minor injuries that you could treat yourself.  - Sterile dressing, antiseptic wipe and bandage as a minimum.

  • All runners must carry a charged mobile phone.


*Please note I will not be offering demo shoes, packs or head torches out, runners must wear trail shoes with adequate grip carry their own hydration and have head torches on evening runs as we sometimes lose light towards the end.

 
Afterwards


Any runners who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of running with She Runs Outdoors MUST contact us so we can let other runners know.
 
Disclaimer


Please note that the subjects covered in this guidance is in no way exhaustive and does not stand on its own nor is intended to be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice. Individual circumstances will differ. The information contained in this guidance is given in good faith but any liability She Runs Outdoors to you or any third party which may arise out of the reliance by you or any other party of the contents of this guidance is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. She Runs Outdoors/Rachel Murphy accepts no duty of care or liability for any loss occasioned, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, to any person acting or refraining from actions as a result of any advice in this guidance.