Welsh Athletics Statement.

Welsh Athletics have today (14th May) announced an extension to the current suspension of the sport in Wales, the new suspension is in place until the 19th of June (https://www.welshathletics.org/en/blog/post/extension-to-the-suspension-of-athletics-activity-in-wales)

Given that the Welsh Government are not expected to provide a further update to the restrictions until the end of May, we felt that clubs would need time to prepare for any changes that may be announced. The new date will allow Welsh Athletics to work on guidelines to provide clubs in preparation for any ‘return to sport’ plan that may be outlined as part of an overall roadmap to recovery by Welsh Government.

It is worth noting that the suspension on competition (until the end of June) has not changed.

Unlike previous announcements, the suspension has not been extended in any of the other Home Countries, who are aiming to align any changes to their own National Government guidelines.

To ensure that all members have an opportunity to engage Welsh Athletics directly and to highlight any emerging challenges that they may be facing, we are announcing a series of open forums for members to engage the Senior Management Team of Welsh Athletics directly. The Ask Us series will be start next week, with clubs and members in East Wales having the opportunity to discuss their views. Each week we will aim to engage a different region. Chris Moss and Rob Sage will forward further information on this series in due course.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss any aspect of our current response in more detail.

Kind Regards

James Williams

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Address: Cardiff International Sports Campus, Leckwith, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ

Mobile: 07802 180319 / 07864 613666 Office: 02920649848

Email: james.williams@welshathletics.org

Website: www.welshathletics.org