Welcome to the
Herts Phoenix Athletic Club
HPX welcomes you back from Lockdown!
Hello to all our members. We hope you are all keeping well and have managed to maintain some of your fitness. It has certainly been a testing time for many.
Some of you will have kept in contact with your coach over the past few weeks and we have had several enquiries regarding our position on Covid19 at HPX. Now that the restrictions have started to be lifted, we have been able to discuss the start of training again. Unfortunately, Gosling is remaining closed for the time being but we shall keep you updated with developments on their reopening. Wodson on the other hand is now open and they have agreed to resume sessions BUT with restrictions.
The committee plan to gradually restart the training groups in accordance with the regulations set out by England Athletics and Wodson. We have completed lengthy risk assessments and will comply with numerous conditions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our athletes. It may take some time before we can be ‘back to normal’.
We will be operating a phased start to training and your coach will contact you directly to let you know when you are able to attend a session. Timings and numbers allowed on the track have been a huge restriction so please be patient while the phased start takes place.
Athletes/coaches and helpers will be asked to sign an athlete disclaimer form stating that you will not attend a training session if you, or a family member, have any signs of Covid19. There is also a participant “opt in” form (setting out conditions that you should agree to) that your coach will discuss with you. You will, of course, be expected to continue social distancing whilst at the track.
Sportshall athletes will not be resuming sessions until at least September, we will advise you of the date nearer the time. The transition group from Sportshall to outside training will be invited to a session in due course, but unfortunately this may not be until the new school term starts.
These restrictions are frustrating for us all, especially those of you who are keen to get back as soon as possible. A coach is only able to coach 5 athletes at a time so we have had to find solutions to numerous concerns, which is why we ask for your understanding whilst we endeavour to get you all training again. We apologise to those of you who may have to wait to hear from us but we will do our best to be in touch soon.
Hopefully, it will not be too long before we see you all training again😊
In the meantime, keep safe.
The Herts Phoenix Committee