COVID-19: Updated 15/5/2020

The latest guidance has been released from England Athletics for a restricted return to activity. It has advice for athletes coaches and venues and it states the following:

This guidance has been published on the understanding that it is an interpretation of government guidance relevant to the sport of athletics and running. It is likely to change at short notice; in which case we will publish updates through the England Athletic website and our social media channels.

It asks that you stay up to date with the guidance and refer to the EA website regularly.

We have not had any information from Active Nation regarding opening the centre, if and when we get the information it will be posted here.

Below is a link to the EA statement on Cornoavirus.


Following the results of the recent survey whether clubs would prefer three league fixtures in accordance with NAL Competition Rules (Option One) or an alternative high-level competition organised by the NAL involving a Cup style competition through local fixtures (Option Two). The outcome of the vote was for option 2, with 67%, neither had 27% of the votes.

NAL League fixtures will not take place this season, the Committee will instead plan competition on the three dates which have been offered by England Athletics,  the weekends of 1/2 August, 15/16 August and 6/7 September, should the Government permit athletes returning to training and competition, along with NAL member clubs requiring competition opportunities on all or some of the above dates. 

SEAA – 6/5/2020

With restrictions by the UK Government on movement in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 still in place, and with the following guidance received from UK Athletics.“The suspension of athletics competition within the UK has now been extended until at least 30 June.

The decision has been made collectively in light of the ongoing UK Government restrictions and the need to give athletes, coaches, clubs, event organisers and officials clarity, advance notice and time to plan”. SEAA Competition Limited is working with England Athletics to reschedule individual championships if possible.

As a result, we will be postponing the U20/Senior Championships that are scheduled to be held at the end of June. The U13/15 and U17 Championships are under review and further information will be posted in due course. The All Age Group Combined Events Championships scheduled for July and the U15/17 Inter Counties Championships scheduled for September have been cancelled. SEAA Competition are still working on providing a full Indoor, Cross Country and Road Running season if circumstances permit.

Southampton Athletic Club – 28/3/2020
SAC have suspended all new membership payment until we are in a position to know what we can offer our athletes.

SAC Awards Evening – 15/4/2020
This has been cancelled.

Wessex League – 15/4/2020
This league has been cancelled for 2020. The league structure and fixture schedule will be carried forward to 2021

UK Youth Development League (UKYDL) – 31/3/2020
UKYDL has now cancelled all matches for 2020 season.

England Athletics – 31/3/2020
England Athletics have launched an Athletics @home programme with webinars and apps to help keep us active, it can be accessed from the EA website or by clicking Here.

Southern Athletics League (SAL) – 28/3/2020
All fixtures up to and including the 7th June have been cancelled.

Hampshire Athletics Vets League – 24/3/2020
The league and regional finals have been cancelled for 2020

Hampshire Athletics – 20/3/2020
Hampshire Athletics has cancelled the Multi-Event/Quadkids and the Track & Field Championship meetings, both scheduled for May 2020. We will endeavour to reschedule all of these events. All announcement will be posted on their website.

Hampshire Schools Athletic Assosciation (HSAA)
Due to the coronavirus outbreak HSAA are cancelling all Track and Field competition for 2020. ESAA website. The ESAA Track and Field Cup and Track and Field Championships have been cancelled. There may also, possibly, be a Combined Events and Race Walking Championships in September. If either or both of these situations arise we will consider offering places to athletes.

Active Nation – 20/3/2020
All Activation Nation venues including the track at the outdoor sports centre are closed until further notice. Public access to the grass space remains open.

Wide Lane Sports Ground closed to the public immediately.  They plan to re-open after the 20th of April but this will be subject to further review in the coming weeks.