This page provides up to date information as to how the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the latest UK government advice around it, relates to sporting activities and all those involved in delivering them. Please be aware that this is a fast moving situation and liable to change with very little notice.
The latest UK Government guidance and information regarding Covid-19 can be found via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Please also visit the website of the sporting national governing body associated with your sport for further guidance.
SUSPENSION OF SPORTS EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
The Government’s statement on Monday (16 March) in relation to Covid-19 said now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. The statement included guidance that:
- Anyone who lives with someone who has a cough or a temperature should stay at home for 14 days
- People should start working from home where they possibly can
- Avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues
- Only use the NHS when we really need to
In light of this statement, some of the sports national governing bodies have implemented an immediate suspension of the activity it delivers, with this suspension now in place for the foreseeable future. This includes all organised training sessions, training courses and competitions. With a decision on cancelling future competitions beyond the 5th April being made on a rolling two week basis.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THOSE USING CLUBSPARK
As a result of this decision, you may need to cancel, delay or temporarily hide existing courses or events you have set up in ClubSpark. You may also want to contact members and issue refunds.
The articles below provide more guidance to support you. If you have any questions please get in touch by submitting a request.
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR MEMBERS
Clubs and coaches can email your contacts to update them on the current situation and what that means for your venue.
You can also create a custom page dedicated to updating people. You could suggest you ask people to access this for the most up to date news, as we know the situation is changing daily.
Below are articles to assist you in this.
We know this is a challenging time for everyone involved. Our health and wellbeing is our first priority. The ClubSpark team are working from home, however, we are operating and responding to inquiries as fast as we can as firstname.lastname@example.org