Spectator code of conduct

Indoors 2022

This code of conduct applies to the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham 2022 and the UK Athletics Indoor Championships 2022.

UK Athletics is committed to protecting the health and safety of spectators and to making all events as Covid-secure as possible. To do this, we ask that all spectators behave in a safe and responsible manner. By attending this event, you are agreeing to comply with this code of conduct.

It is impossible for us to eliminate the risk of Covid-19 entirely. You should consider the risks of attending this event based on your personal circumstances and if you feel uncomfortable, you should not attend.

To help protect you, your fellow spectators, our staff, and the wider community, we need everyone to comply with this code of conduct. Any breach may result in you being asked to leave the venue.

Before the event

  • You should not attend if you, or anyone in your household, feels unwell. If you or anyone in your household have shown symptoms of Covid-19 within the last 10 days, you should not attend unless you have had a negative PCR test result. Covid-19 symptoms include:
    • A new, continuous cough
    • A high temperature
    • A loss or change to your sense of taste or smell
  • You should not attend if you have been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, even if you have no symptoms or have had a negative Covid-19 test.
  • All spectators aged 12 and over are strongly encouraged to carry out lateral flow testing twice a week, before and after the event. Do not attend if you test positive. You can collect free testing kits from local pharmacies and community sites, or order online or by phone for home delivery: www.nhs.uk/gettested

Lateral flow tests should only be used by people without symptoms. If you develop symptoms, you must arrange a PCR test straight away and self-isolate until you get the results – even if your lateral flow test result is negative. PCR tests can be booked via 119 or online at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

  • If you cannot attend the event for any of these reasons, your tickets will be refunded.

Arriving at the event

  • Plan your journey in advance. If you use public transport, observe the safety measures in place.
  • There may be an entry time specified on your ticket. Please arrive in good time to allow for entry procedures, which may include temperature checks.
  • Be prepared to show proof of your Covid-19 status. The accepted methods of showing Covid status are:
    • NHS COVID Pass via the NHS App or a paper copy. (It is advised individuals to apply no later than 48 hours before attending to allow for their application to be processed in time.)
    • Proof of immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for Covid-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
    • Lateral flow or PCR negative test results text or email received withing 48 hours prior to attending the event.
    • An NHS COVID Pass letter (proving vaccination status only) available by calling 119 or visiting the NHS website.
  •  To help reduce queuing time and maintain social distancing, please avoid bringing bags where possible.

During the event

  • Wear face coverings in public areas where it is busy or in more confined areas.
  • Sanitise your hands using the dispensers provided and avoid touching your face, as well as handles, railings etc. wherever possible. Observe any safety measures in place, such as one-way systems and social distancing markers. Always cover your face if you need to cough or sneeze.
  • You must sit in the seat assigned to you on your ticket. Once seated, please stay in your seat as much as possible throughout the event. If you do need to leave your seat, wait until the area is as clear as possible. If you need to pass other spectators on your row, avoid face to face contact.
  • If you develop Covid-19 symptoms while at the event, notify the nearest member of staff immediately.
  • Always follow instructions from stewards and event staff.

If you are attending this event with others, please make sure they have read and understood this code of conduct.

Thank you for your support in making this event safe and enjoyable for everyone.