Update from Athletics NI
SUSPENSION OF ATHLETICS COMPETITION EXTENDED TO 30th JUNE 2020
Following previous statements on 17th March and 24th March, Athletics Northern Ireland, in collaboration with the other Home Country Athletics Federations and UKA, can confirm that the suspension period relating specifically to athletics competition has been extended until at least the 30th June.
We have collectively taken the decision to extend the suspension of competition activity due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in recognition that event organisers, clubs, athletes, officials and coaches need clarity, advanced notice and time to plan.
Whilst all licensed competition events across athletics scheduled up to 30th June 2020 are suspended, we will continue to review the wider suspension of all other athletics activity outside of competition (currently set to 31st May 2020). We will wait for a further announcement from the government in relation to the nationwide coronavirus lockdown period, expected during week commencing 4th May, before further reviewing and updating on the current suspension period covering all other athletics activity.
Athletics Northern Ireland continues to stress the importance of following UK government guidelines in relation to restrictions of movement, social distancing and out-of-home exercise. Click here to access further advice and resources from our website.