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British Triathlon Covid-19 Update
22 July 2021

The ways in which swim, bike, run activity and events can operate across England, Scotland and Wales have changed and will remain adapted even as the UK and devolved governments announce their plans to reduce restrictions.

British Triathlon and the Home Nations have been requested, and we firmly believe that it remains our responsibility as governing body of the sport, to continue to issue clear guidance.

On Monday 19 July, England moved to Step 4 of the Government’s ‘Roadmap’, the point at which the majority of legal restrictions are being removed.

To help our sport to continue whilst keeping people safe, our teams work hard to create detailed, robust and clear guidance for all aspects of the triathlon community and will continue to engage with our stakeholders to monitor the effectiveness of it.

The safety of people in our sport, participants, coaches, volunteers, officials and suppliers, remains paramount and we will continue to work closely with relevant authorities in relation to Covid-19 and swim, bike, run activity.

Our guidance is segmented into aspects that are mandatory (‘must do’), recommended (‘should do’), and optional if suitable to do so (‘could do’). These allows participants, clubs, coaches and event organisers to take a pragmatic and measured approach. 

Below, you will find our guidance for Individual Training, Clubs and Coaches and Event Participants in England. If you click through to each section you will find a summary of the guidance and a link to the full document.

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

Information on events and club and training activity in Wales can be found on the Welsh Triathlon website here.

Remember, all participants and club members are advised to join their Home Nation membership to make sure they are protected by our insurance policy and benefit from the other features of membership to be supported, connected and protected in their swim, bike, run journey. 

For more information please read our FAQs.

British Triathlon’s guidance is designed to support individuals as they take part in organised swim, bike, run events and activity, and to facilitate safe training.  


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British Triathlon's guidance has been created to support clubs and coaches to run their activity with due diligence to mitigate the risks from Covid-19.


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Event Organisers must engage with local stakeholders who will need to approve events at local level. These guidelines remain a key part of the permitting process.


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Beyond Swim is a new open water swim programme that has guidance on how venues and operators can organise their activities safely, as well as support swimmers in taking part safely. 

Beyond Swim website Beyond Swim Guidance


Additional information

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

For the latest information on Coronavirus/Covid-19, please  click here

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