The V-Sprint Ethos is about others not ourselves, for that reason COVID rules are non-negotiable. We will, and do follow, Government Guidelines.
Do not Ride if you are showing symptoms of COVID . Regardless of your vaccination status it remains vitally important that we all regularly assess ourselves for symptoms of COVID. If you develop COVID symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild. Under no circumstances should you attend, take part in cycling activities or events if you have symptoms of COVID or have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace. (This remains a legal requirement).
The government guidance now reduces the self isolation requirements for those who have had contact with a positive COVID case, but we feel it is still appropriate to act with caution; Whilst most have had a full double vaccine dose, we realise we have many younger club members who may still be awaiting their second, or even first doses, some of us have clinically vulnerable family members, and there is anedotal information that asymptomatic vacinated individuals can still transmit COVID. We have a duty of care to protect members, members families and protect people we come in contact with (at coffee stops etc).
If you have contact with positive case outside of your household. Confirm your COVID status via a recognised test, if negative you are free to ride on Club Rides
For positive cases within your household, this is somewhat more complicated as your exposure to risk is likely to be a daily, thus tests (which have a 24/48 hour turnaround) are a less informative about your current COVID status. Whilst government guidance would allow contact outdoors, the guidance also instructs to avoid high risk situations. As most of our rides involve social activity post ride we respectfully ask that members who have a positive case within their household do not attend any club activities until those involved have recovered, and your household is COVID free.
We will regularly review this situation issuing updates as double jabs reach optimum levels within the community, more information becomes available on vacinated asymptomatic transmission, and the risk reduces further.