6th April 2020
MULLER BRITISH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS STATEMENT
Since the current pandemic resulted in significant changes to the competition calendar, British Athletics have been in constant communication with our partners at European Athletics, World Athletics and the Wanda Diamond League to coordinate the remaining schedule of athletics events in 2020, prioritising the safety and health of our sport and spectators at all times.
At this moment in time, we are still working on the basis that all British Athletics events – Müller British Athletics Championships Manchester, Müller Anniversary Games London & Müller Grand Prix Gateshead – will be going ahead although we will continue to adhere to all government advice and guidelines to ensure the safety of those involved.
In coordination with the World Athletics Global Calendar Unit, we have now finalised discussions for a new National Championships weekend alongside other federations. As a result, should there be an opportunity to recommence competition during this outdoor season, the Muller British Athletics Championships will be rescheduled from its original date of 20/21st June to 8/9th August 2020, with the venue remaining as the Manchester Regional Arena.
We will continue to provide updates concerning the competition calendar as and when we have further information. In the meantime, we urge individuals within our sport to continue to adhere to the government guidelines
• Only leave your home when travelling for food, health and medical reasons or essential work (if it cannot be done at home).
• No gatherings in public.
• One form of exercise a day outside such as a run, walk, or cycle. This should be done alone or only with people you live with. Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people, ensuring you maintain this distance when overtaking and passing others whilst out running.