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IMPORTANT UPDATE INFORMATION 24/04/2020

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Dear Member,

As the lockdown continues the club would like to update you on important information related to competitions and membership fees.

Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates Extending the suspension of all athletics activity in England to the 31st May. 

These decisions have not been taken lightly and have been made in light of the continuing and real risk to life and to the NHS posed by the spread of the COVID-19 virus in England. We would ask that the athletics community in England continues to help one anohter by staying connected and supportive of each other whilst at home in these unprecedented times. We will continue to review the situation in line with Government and Public Health guidance. 

We are acutely aware that a number of competition providers have already made the bold decision to postpone their events in recognition that they stand to incur additional contractual costs on facilities that they have booked should they not make that decision now. We will continue to review this decision as the government guidance evolves but one thing is clear and that is that athletics, running and sport in general is special and is an important contributor to our way of life but it is very much secondary to protecting and saving lives at this current time.

In its latest measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus, the UK Government has announced that everyone must stay home except in exceptional circumstances. 

Current membership options:

1. Whilst we appreciate this is a difficult time we would like to offer a membership payment break for 3 months (May, June & July - if you have already stopped your payments in April then please look to re-start in July) with a view to re-start those payments in August. Please inform us if you wish to take this option or if you have already done so.

2. In a show of support for our NHS and Social Care Workers seven Invicta East Kent athletes will be attempting to run a continuous 24hr relay (2x1hr 43 mins runs) over the 25th and 26th April to raise money for those working at the NHS. To ensure they follow lockdown guidelines they will limit themselves to 1 hour out in public and the remaining time in their gardens and small stretches of road outside their houses.

'As runners we want to test ourselves to our limits to show our support for everyone working at the NHS saving lives

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3. Keep paying your fees and supporting your club,

IEK AC is a registered charity and the funds will remain with the club to further sport and the community as a whole. The club still has obligations as follows.

  • Rental of the track to secure the future of the service
  • EA registration for insurance and competing of all athletes
  • Affliliation fees to allow us to enter competition, payment as a club we have to make before 30th April
  • Entry fees for competitions, EA have extended this period.

Please email to let us know which option you wish to take, this helps us to monitor and we hope it can help in this unprecedented time.

All Invicta East Kent open meetings are now cancelled but we hope that we will have a time where we can hold an event to bring everyone back together. Please let us know what you are doing to get your daily doses of exercise, join our social media pages (faceboook, Instagram, twitter, strava) keep checking the website. If you have a story to share please email us and we will advertise, we are proud to see already what you are all doing. 

As a club we hope you are still keeping contact with your coach to help with virtual training, if you do require help please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Thank you for your continued support of Invicta East Kent AC

Stay Safe.

 

Kind regards

Club Administrator

Invicta East Kent AC

invictaek@gmail.com

www.invictaeastkentac.org.uk

Registered Charity: 1111561