Return to play

British Triathlon Covid-19 Update
21 December 2020

The ways in which swim, bike, run activity and events can operate across England, Scotland and Wales have changed.

Below is a summary of the changes and what that means for your training and club activity in each Home Nation.

In England, a new Tier 4 was added to the Covid regulations on Saturday 19 December with increased restrictions for people living in those areas. 

The outdoor elements of our sport can continue in tiers 1, 2 and 3; in tier 4 organised outdoor activity can continue for under 18s and disabled people.

In tier 4, people can exercise outdoors or in some public outdoor places, such as parks, the countryside or outdoor sports facilities. They can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in a public outdoor place with their household, support bubble, or one other person. This means that the following club activity for over 18s has been temporarily suspended - coached sessions, activator-led sessions and non-led club sessions. One-to-one coaching can continue outdoors.

Indoor sport is allowed for under-18s for educational purposes or to facilitate childcare that enables parents or carers to work, seek work or take part in education.

Adult sport can't take place indoors under any circumstances, with gyms and swimming pools having to close. Outdoor sports facilities are allowed to open and can be used by individual households, bubbles or two people from different households. This applies to outdoor gyms and outdoor swimming facilities.

Event permitting in tier 4 has also been temporarily suspended.

These temporary suspension are in place until Friday 8 January 2021 but will be reviewed on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Information on events and club and training activity in Scotland can be found here.

Information on events and club and training activity in Wales can be found here.

For more information please read our FAQs.

We have created detailed guidance information to ensure that you have a safe and easy return to competition and training in a Covid-19 Secure manner. Below, you will find our guidance for Individual Training, Clubs and Coaches and Events Participants. If you click through to each section you will find a summary of the guidance and a link to the full document.

British Triathlon has created detailed guidance that is designed to support you as you return to organised swim, bike, run events and activity to help you train safely and effectively. 


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British Triathlon has created detailed guidance which offers support for clubs and coaches to run their activity in a Covid-19 Secure manner. The government has established guidelines to ensure participant safety when they are taking part in sporting activity. 


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Future events and competitions must be run in a Covid-19 Secure manner, which means that your experience will be different to what you would normally expect. We have summarised what you should expect when you return to competition and created a detailed document that you can download. 


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Additional information

For more information please click on the relevant section below and read our  FAQs.

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