As with anywhere you go currently, we need to talk about our Covid guidelines at the event and the measures we've put in place to keep you and everyone else safe.
We were hoping that the restrictions would have been fully eased by now, but as I'm sure you are aware, there's a delay to the relaxing of restrictions meaning we have to publish our controls and measures.
Here's a breakdown of what we'll be doing at the event and what we need you to do also, we'll keep it short and sweet, as the risk assessment is pages long!
What we'll be doing:
Organisers and volunteers will be sanitising touch points frequently throughout the day, this includes things such as the registration desks, water containers and any surfaces you may come into contact with.
Staggering Start Times
If you've signed-up already you will know we decided to stagger the start times to reduce the amount of crowding at the start/finish line. Whilst this also helps with reducing the amount of cyclists on parts of the route it also helps with reducing crowding under Covid guidelines. Therefore, please help us by sticking to your times.
During the event there are no legal limits on crowd numbers and the rule of 30 only applies before and after the event.
Hopefully everyone will remember to bring their bike, helmet & water bottle along with anything else you need, there won't be any equipment or plastic cups available to use on the day so please bring everything you need with you.
We wanted to ensure that this year we could continue with the things that we believe make the Giant Challenge great, such as our water and snack stops. This year snacks will be individually wrapped for hygiene and quick handling.
Food & Drink Vendors
Before and after the event there will still be local vendors providing food and drink on the school grounds which you are welcome to use. They will be sanitising their own touch points frequently throughout the day, following guidelines set for outdoor events such as the Giant Challenge.
Around the grounds you will see signs advising where you will be required to use a mask (please bring one with you) or socially distance, we ask that everyone respects this request as well as the volunteers who support in making this event happen.
Lastly, the event will - at all times - be outdoors, there will be no access to the school’s facilities for organisers, participants or volunteers. Portable toilets will be provided on the school grounds with sanitising stations available close by.
What we need you to do:
Before the event - Self-Assessment for Covid Symptoms
You must undergo a self-assessment for any Covid-19 symptoms.Please don’t attend if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste). You will get a full refund if you're unable to attend for this reason, just contact us and let us know.
We're happy to say that the only time you need to wear a mask is if you use the portable toilets. You won't need to wear a mask during event other than for that reason.
The legal limit for groups outdoors is 30. Before and after the event, we ask that everyone stays in groups smaller than 30 and if queuing you stay socially distanced.
NHS Track & Trace
At the registration desk we will ask you to scan our NHS Track and Trace venue QR code to confirm your attendance and help support track and trace.
Previously we've said that supporters would be welcome, however due to the guidelines not being relaxed in time for the event, we ask that you do not bring supporters with you! The school summer fayre will NOT be taking place on the same day as we'd previously hoped and the food & drink vendors on the school grounds will be open for participants of the Giant Challenge only.
Our full Covid-19 risk assessment can be made available on upon request