Dear all,

I hope you and your families are all well.

Following the Government’s announcement on the road map out of lockdown I just wanted to update you on Bexley ACs plans to restart Tigers.

We have received high level guidance from England Athletics on what we can do and when, more detailed guidance such as any changes to operating in a Covid secure environment is to follow.

All being well, the most likely restart date is Sunday 18 April as we hire the stadium from the leisure centre and leisure centres are not due to re-open until 12 April. However, the club is in discussion with the leisure centre and Bexley Council about whether we can open earlier as organised outdoor sports can restart from 29 March. I will, of course, let you know once a date has been agreed for re-opening. I am assuming that we will be following the same procedures for operating in a Covid secure environment until at least 21 June (booking places in advance, smaller coach/athlete ratio, mask wearing and social  distancing) but will let you know processes closer to the restart date.

We are only coaching Bexley AC members so memberships will need to be renewed before we restart (annual membership is £20, a reduction of £5 from last year).

Tigers coaches hope we will be seeing you on 18 April, fingers crossed.

Best wishes,

Karen Winfield
Tigers Co-ordinator