Return to Athletics

Below you'll find the latest more detailed guidance for each element of the sport. This guidance will be evolving as Government guidance and restrictions change, and as learning about the COVID19 virus continues, so please keep checking to ensure you are following the latest versions.


This guidance document for clubs covers:

  • Safety/COVID-19 Officer and Working Group
  • Working with a Facility Provider / Operator
  • Before Club Activity / Training
  • During Club Activity / Training
  • After Club Activity / Training
  • Track & Field Specific Guidance
  • Off Track Specific Guidance

Return to Club Activity Infographic

Return to Group Running - please see note below:

  • Return to Group Running - please see note below:

  • From Saturday 13th March 2021 it is now permissible for 6 people from 2 households to exercise together (Note: under 18s are not included in this number) therefore the return to small group running and activity can re-start as long as there are no more than 2 households and no more than 6 adults present.

  • From Saturday 27th March 2021, outdoor organised activities for those aged 18 and under were permitted and therefore group running is allowed with those aged 18 and under and the coaches / leaders delivering the activities. Social distancing should be maintained at all times and wherever possible. Any adults in attendance should always social distance from one another. Further information can be found by visiting the Welsh Government guidance and FAQ’s related to organised children's outdoor activities.

  • From 26th April 2021, the restriction in place in Wales will ease to allow for the return to group running (maximum group size of 30) for adults. This will see; ‘the return of larger gatherings of up to 30 people outdoors only where these are organised and supervised by a responsible person for sports and other leisure activities’. Clubs and Groups across Wales should ensure they are prepared to return to activity and from 26th April in line with the 'Return to Group Running' guidance document.

  • From 17th May 2021, the restriction in place in Wales will ease to allow for the return to group running (maximum group size of 50) for adults.

Run Wales Return to Group Running guidance Version 5,  17th May 2021


This Guidance covers the following areas:

  • Before you coach
  • Preparing for a coaching session 
  • Prior to the session
  • During the training session
  •  Safeguarding
  • Test, Trace, & Protect

Return to Coaching - NB we are now on Version 5 [14th June 2021]

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This guidance document is for facility providers and covers:

  • Before Opening
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene
  • Working with Clubs and Individual Users
  • Preparing for the potential return of Club Activity / Training 

Return to Providing Facility use NB we are now on version 11 [18th June 21]

Below are 3 examples of risk assessment compiled by members of the community in Wales [they have been anonymised]