Public Space Covid Secure training is currently suspended due to tier 4 restrictions.

You can find the latest England Athletics guidance here:

In addition to training at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, and in line with England Athletics guidance, Bedford and County is now offering Covid secure training in a number of selected public spaces.

The locations are:

The public space Covid secure environments enable us to train legally in groups of more than six people provided that certain conditions are met, including a booking system that facilitates contact tracing, limits on the number of people training in a location at any given time, and a commitment to keep our distance from members of the public as much as we can.

Covid Secure training sessions must be booked by a recognized Bedford and County coach or group leader.

A good way to get a quick overview is to look at this presentation.

In order to make a booking, the coach or group leader should:

  • Read the public space Action Plan and the Risk Assessment.
  • Check availability using the Bookings Spreadsheet.
  • Make a booking using the Booking Form for Public Spaces.  The booking must include the contact details of all the participants in the session, including athletes and coaches.
  • You will get an email or text message confirming your booking within 24 hours, and at that point you are good to go.

Coaches / group leaders are asked to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a briefing (usually by phone) before making their first booking.

Please note that unless you are in a booked Covid secure training session in a Covid Secure Environment, the rule of six applies.

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