COVID-19 Health Questions

Before you attend any of our club sessions please read the following questions and DO NOT ATTEND  if you answer YES to any of them.

Thanks in advance for your help with keeping our community COVID safe.


1) Have you tested positive for the COVID 19 Virus in the last 14 days?

2) Are you feeling unwell ?

3) Has someone in your household been ill with the symptoms of COVID 19 in the past 14 days?

4) Have you been in close contact with anyone who may have had the virus in the last 14 days?

5) Have you been contacted by the “Track and Trace” service in the last 14 days?


DO NOT ATTEND  a club sessiojn if you answer YES to any of them.

Thanks in advance for your help with keeping our community COVID safe.



Conditions for Running

  1. Runs continue to take place as per pre-COVID-19 where Govt. advice says this can happen.
  1. Runs stopped due to the risk of COVID-19 infection being considered too high (including local lockdowns).
  2. Runs continue under Clumber Runners COVID-19 Framework


Understanding the Risks

It is critical to understand three key issues for transmission of the virus:

  1. Droplet transmission: Respiratory droplets carrying infectious pathogens can transmit infection when they travel directly from the respiratory tract of an infectious individual to susceptible mucosal surfaces of a recipient, generally over short distances. This can be in the form of exhaling, sneezing, coughing or speaking.
  1. Fomite transmission: A fomite is defined as an object that becomes contaminated with infected organisms and which subsequently transmits those organisms to another person. 
  2. Participant characteristics: COVID-19 has been shown to impact different groups of people in differing ways and as such it’s vital to understand the type of people likely to be in attendance at a Clumber Runner run.


Strength of the Operating Model

runs do not require equipment and follow a simple operating model

  • Meet and brief
  • Warm up
  • Drills
  • Session
  • Cool down, Stretch depart


  1. Evidence suggests that outdoor environments are significantly less likely to contribute to the transmission of COVID-19 than indoor environments. All runs take place entirely within areas of open space and do not require any closed environments.
  2. Walking and running are non-contact activities that do not require any prolonged face-to-face contact.
  3. All runners and co-leaders are required to register online in advance of their attendance.
  4. Runners and co-leaders are asked to provide email addresses as part of their online registration process. We are able to quickly contact people in attendance on any given day in order to facilitate contacting tracing by the NHS Test & Trace programme if needed. 


Delivery of the Organised Runs


Up tp 2 sessions will be heldon Wednesday 9:30 and 10am each session will be limited to 20 runners and will have 2 LIRF leaders .

All runs will have a Risk Assessment in place, specific to the time and location of the run.

Leaders, Co-Leaders and Runners

  1. Everyone must undergo a self-assessment for any Covid-19 symptoms. No-one should attend a run if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following: A high temperature (above 37.8°C), a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste. This check should be done prior to each Derby Joggers session. Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must not participate. They should follow relevant NHS/Govt. guidance.
  1. Anyone who has already been instructed to self-isolate by a health care practitioner should continue to follow this advice and may not participate in any capacity.
  2. Everyone should comply with public health restrictions and avoid high-risk behaviour outside of the running group setting to reduce the risk to fellow runners.
  3. In the event of a local lockdown runs will be cancelled  with immediate effect and runners will be advised appropriately. The notice given may be very short and probably via Facebook group. 

Travel to and from runs

  1. Participants should ideally where possible, to travel to sessions by foot, bicycle, or private transport, without breaking social distancing guidelines.


During the Run

  1. Everyone is permitted to walk or run at their own pace.
  1. During the session, everyone should walk, jog or run with an aim of making use of all available space and minimising the amount of time in close proximity to each other.
  2. No one should spit, high-five anyone else, or engage in any other non-essential contact.
  3. Everyone to be aware and respectful of the space of other users of the route and keep to the left in single file wherever possible. 

At the End

  1. Finishing points will be in as open an area as possible. 
  1. Cool downs will be carried out straight away under the guidance of a leader so that people can leave asap instead of waiting for everyone to return.
  2. Everyone is required to maintain social distancing after the session.
  3. Leaders should be satisfied that all runners have returned safely before departing themselves.