We are back! Wimbledon Windmilers restricted club group training from 17th August 2020

We are back running some sessions. They are slightly different and we encourage members to participate.

  1. Pre-registration is mandatory - you will be turned away if you have not registered
  2. There are some new rules of engagement that we ask you to take a look at
  3. Details about club sessions and how to participate will be posted on the website, in newsletters and on the club’s social media

As of 17th August, the following club sessions have been risk-assessed and session plans have been approved, which means that they can be offered, subject to coach availability:

  • Sunday social runs
  • Track session (without access to the track changing rooms & toilets)
  • Speed sessions in approved locations*
  • Hill sessions in approved locations*
  • Club runs on approved routes*

* Approved locations include local roads where social distancing is practical and off-road locations such as Wimbledon Common, the open playing fields between the Wimbledon Rugby Football Club and the Richardson Evans memorial playing fields, and Richmond Park.

The following sessions are not yet being offered:

  • Competitive events that take the athlete’s attention away from social distancing
  • Anything requiring meeting in a building
  • Cycling sessions
  • Swimming sessions

 

Inclusivity and club oversight

The distinction between club-organised and informal sessions is important, to allow appropriate oversight of activities that take place under the club’s name and to support fair availability to all members. Club sessions are risk-assessed, insured & communicated to the whole club via club channels: the club newsletter, website and club admin posts on social media (private Facebook group, public Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram). Informal sessions are sometimes organised by club members but these will not be risk-assessed or insured by the club, and are not official club sessions even if they are announced on club social media or communicated to club sub-groups via private message groups.

 

The club’s Covid-19 action plan and Covid-19 risk assessment are attached below. This plan will be updated as the situation changes.

 16th August 2020, Anne Davies, Club Secretary and Covid-19 Coordinator, Wimbledon Windmilers