England Athletics response to latest Government COVID announcement

“We welcome the UK Government’s statement today [22 February] on an initial step towards the resumption of outdoor sport.

“We have been in regular dialogue with both Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) during this period and, at the same time, scenario planning around the safe and progressive return of our sport ahead of the Prime Minister unveiling his plan for the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions in England.

“We will now seek further clarity from Sport England and DCMS on the details contained within the UK Government’s roadmap and remain optimistic about the return on 29 March of athletics, running, training and other activity in clubs and groups and then for the safe return of competition and the sport more widely.

“As soon as we have more information, we will make an announcement on our website and through our social media channels.”