Update Statement re Coronavirus (COVID-19) 16th March 2020

Given the developing situation it is clear that we will be making substantial changes to the 2020 outdoor season.  We are in contact with our tournament venues and other partners about our events and how to handle the impact.  Please click here to read the full statement.


Events Update:

  • Y Ddraig Goch (Cardiff) 2020 will not take place on 28-29 March.  
  • We are working with BUCS to clarify the plan re University Outdoor Nationals (Nottingham) on 4-5 April and will provide a further update later this week.
  • We are not making any statements about other UKU Ranking Events today, except to say that we have temporarily suspended team entries to all UKU events.
  • We will send further details about all of the above as soon as we can.  Our small team has limited capacity to deal with large numbers of individual queries.  Thanks for your patience and support.

GB teams:

  • GB U20 team training sessions on 21-22 March and 28-29 March have been cancelled.

Coaching courses: 

  • The UKU Level 1 Coaching course on 21st March in Sheffield will still go ahead following relevant guidance.  Participants will receive further information directly by email.

Club training sessions:

A number of clubs were in contact with us last week about whether they should continue to run club practices.  

  • For the time being this is a decision each club will need to make for itself, taking into account all of the relevant guidance, and in particular emphasising to individuals within the club that they must take personal responsibility for making the right decision about whether to attend or not.
  • Sport England issued this statement on 12th March which we think is relevant for club committees to read and think about: https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector

Previous Statement:

5th March 2020