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MAKING OUR EVENTS SAFE

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BUBBLE RUSH 2021
MAKING OUR EVENTS SAFE
We want to assure you that we will be doing all we can to ensure Bubble Rush events in 2021 go ahead in a COVID-safe way.

If you have taken part in a Bubble Rush before you may see some changes to how we are running the event.  But we are determined to keep the foamy, family fun going – safely, and within the current guidelines.

The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our number one priority. 

We are following the latest national Government and events industry guidance to ensure the risk to everyone involved in Bubble Rush is minimised.   

As the entire Bubble Rush event takes place outside the risk of transmission is low, but we ask everyone to be aware of, and follow, the current national and local guidance when travelling to and from the event, and whilst taking part. 

Click here to read the current Government guidance 

We are following specific guidance published by the Dept. for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, England Athletics and the outdoor events industry. 

For events in England we are following the Government’s ‘roadmap’ and Bubble Rush events will resume in early June, when we will be in Stage 3 of the roadmap out of COVID restrictions

Many outdoor events and ‘grassroots’ sporting events have already safely restarted,  and from the discussions we have had with event partners and local authority SAG committees (Safety Advisory Groups) we are confident that our plans are robust. 

Added to this, Bubble Rush has now been accredited by both the Safe Event Scheme and Visit England’s ‘Good to Go’ scheme; meaning that our policies and procedures have been reviewed and approved by experts from across the events and health and safety sectors.

With the help of everyone involved – our staff, our charity partners and volunteers, suppliers and of course our ‘bubblers’ we are looking forward to a busy summer taking Bubble Rush around the country.

As and when local and/or national guidance is updated we will adapt our information and practices accordingly. 

Stay informed:
We will post any updates or changes to the event details on our website and on social media.  Please ‘like’ our Facebook event for your chosen Bubble Rush event so that you get the latest updates and information about the event straight to your timeline.  (You can find a link to the Facebook Event on each event’s page on this website)

Find us @bubblerush5k  Follow #bubblerush2021

Event information:
We will send all event updates and information by email. Please make sure you notify us if you contact details change and check your email settings so that our messages don’t end up in your Junk or Spam folders.

AT THE EVENT

Don’t bring your symptoms!

Please do not come to the event if you, or someone in your household, has displayed any of the COVID systems in the 14 days before the event.  Symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (over 380C)
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, sense of taste and/or smell

Contact information you provide when you sign up for the event will be used for track and trace if required.  You will also need to complete a health-check form, which will be emailed to you 72 hours before the event. 

Registration: It will not be possible to sign up for the event on the day.

Merchandise: You will be able to buy Bubble Rush merchandise from our online webshop before the event, and collect it on the day.

Car Parking: If car parking is pre-bookable for your event we highly recommend that you buy in advance. This will save money and time on event day.

Payments: All on site purchases will be contactless.

HYGIENE MEASURES

Hands!: Hand sanitiser stations will be located throughout the event village, on the course and at the finish area.  We suggest you also bring your own supply.

Face!: Although outdoor events are low risk for the transmission of the virus, you may be required to wear a face covering in the start and finish areas and in the bubble stations.

Space!: Follow the current guidance on social distancing. Current guidance is that you should stay in your household / support bubble throughout the event.

Queues: We will plan the event to minimise queues and congestion. Please help us by following signs, any one-way systems and instructions from event staff.

Cleaning: Our staff will be regularly cleaning surfaces around the event.  Operators of toilets, catering and stall holders will be responsible for organising queuing and cleaning for their operation.  They will be following a cleaning schedule that has been agreed with us and approved by the local authority prior to the event.

Transactions: All purchases at the event will be by card or contactless

EVENT STAFF

Staff and volunteers will be issued with PPE including face coverings, gloves and hand sanitiser. 

Please follow any instructions given by the event staff, they will be doing it for your safety.

Please treat our staff and volunteers with respect.

AROUND THE COURSE

At the start line:  The event will be organised in ‘waves’ – your start time will be shown on your ticket.  When your wave is called into the start zone you will be organised according to how you wish to complete the course: Run, walk or walk with a pushchair. Within each group there will be a series of phased starts.

Spectators:  In order to reduce congestion we ask that only people registered to take part in the event go into the event village. No spectators will be permitted in the start zone. 

Spectators are welcome to watch around the course, but please observe social distancing guidelines at all times.

In the bubbles: To avoid congestion our staff will monitor the number of people going through the bubbles. 

Under 16s: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. One adult can accompany two children. We advise parents to hold their child’s hand through the bubbles.

At the finish: Medals will be laid out on tables in finish area. Please maintain social distancing as you are queuing to pick up your medal.

Water: To help us with our COVID-safe planning, and to reduce use of single-use plastic, we are asking bubblers to bring a refillable water bottle. We will have a refill station in the finish area.  Vendors onsite will be providing hot and cold drinks.

We will be regularly updating this page as we get closer to events starting, so please check back for the latest information and follow us on Facebook @bubblerush5k

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