COVID-19 - EVENT DAY PROCEDURES

The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is now only a few days away! To help us deliver a Covid-secure event, we kindly ask that you consider and implement the following FIVE steps:

1. Check your symptoms

As we approach the event, we are asking all participants to be aware of any of the following symptoms:

  • A raised temperature
  • A new and continuous cough
  • A loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • Headaches, muscle pains or cold like symptoms

2. Take a lateral flow test

Please take a lateral flow test 24 hours before the race, even if you are not showing symptoms. You can order your lateral flow test kit here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests 

If your test is positive:

  • Enter your positive result on the government website
  • Please follow all necessary results on the government website

If your test is negative:

  • Enter your negative results on the government website

3. Stay abrest of the latest government advice on isolation and how it might apply to you

  • Note: the self-isolation advice for people with Covid-19 may change from what is stated here. Please make sure that you check government websites and that you are adhering to the latest isolation rules.
  • The current rules are that it is possible to end self-isolation after 5 full days if you have 2 negative LFD tests taken on consecutive days. The first of these negative LFD tests should not be taken before the 5th day after your symptoms started (or the day your test was taken if you did not have symptoms). The self-isolation period remains 10 full days for those without 2 consecutive negative results from 2 LFD tests taken a day apart. See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
  • If both your LFD test results are negative, it is likely that you were not infectious at the time the tests were taken. If you end your self-isolation period before 10 full days in order further reduce the chance of passing Covid-19 on to others, the Westminster Public Health Director is advising that until that time has passed:
    • you limit close contact with other people outside your household especially in crowded, enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces
    • in addition to places where it is a legal requirement, you wear a face covering in crowded, enclosed, or poorly ventilated spaces, and where you are in close contact with other people (like on public transport - note wearing a face covering is still a requirement on TfL transport options)
    • you limit contact with anyone who is high risk when it comes to Covid-19
    • you work from home if you are able to
    • you follow the guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19

To seek further advice, we recommend the following as a source of information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

4. Complete your health declaration form

I am aware of the latest isolation rules and that I am not required to isolate on Sunday 13th February
I have or will have used a LFD test within 24 hrs of race day and returned a negative result

5. Follow our recommendations

  • Read our emails sent to you in advance
  • Plan your journey in advance, check on disruptions and allow additional time as public transport may be busy
  • Arrive with us at the specific time allocated to you