Coronavirus (Covid 19)
Following the Prime Minister's address to the nation on 4th of January, it is important to emphasize the clear message by the UK Government that we must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home and protect the NHS and save lives.
ACU members should be aware the the current UK Government advice that we should minimize the time spent outside of our homes, but we can leave our home to exercise. This should be limited to once per day, and we should not travel outside the locality of where we live. exercise can be taken in a public outdoor place;
-with the people you live with
-with your support bubble (if your legally permitted to form one)
-in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
-or, when on your own, with one person from another household.
For elite and amateur sports people, individuals and their coaches can work together on a one to one basis for physical training following social distancing rules and staying the locality of where they live, but travelling long distances to meet up and train is not permitted. The government and devolved administration guidelines have made it clear that all UK sport venues inside and outside must remain closed until further notice.
ACU chairman Roy Humphrey commented "These are hard times for all, a third national lockdown is tough, but as we have seen from the news, very necessary to try and minimise the pressure on the NHS which as we know is currently at critical levels all over the country as more and more people are getting infected by coronavirus. The message is clear, stay at home, minimise your travel and by all means train within the guidelines, that means physical training with people you live with or one other person. Most importantly, ACU members should not be out and about using a Motorbike for recreational or training purposes, that goes completely again the UK government's guidelines. We are part of and represent the ACU, either as competitors, Officials or Members. We are the governing body as recognised by the UK Government and many other organisations and as such we all need to act responsibly. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, we just need to be patient, and adhere to the rules and support the NHS".