As England once again comes under lockdown restrictions according to government guidelines, we are working with Sport England and England Athletics to determine what this means for guide running.
Disabled people dependent on round-the-clock care are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside, therefore can be supported by a carer(s)/personal assistant(s) while taking part in exercise. This can be in addition to people you live with (your household), a support bubble or one person from another household – this could be a coach for 1:1 coaching.
Any sports coaches or trainers doing 1:1 sessions should ensure they’re complying with relevant national governing body safeguarding policies and procedures and conduct a thorough risk assessment before engaging in any sessions. This should include particular consideration for under-18s and vulnerable adults.
If you have any questions about the status of guide running under lockdown restrictions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01926 424247.
Do you want to start running or are you a seasoned runner looking for more support but not sure where to start?
We’ve partnered with England Athletics to offer you, or your visually impaired friend or family member, a simple way to Find A Guide to help visually impaired runners lace up and get running.
Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. If you are 18 or older you can now simply search for guide runners near you using your postcode. All the friendly guide runners have attended a Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop, are DBS checked, passionate about running and are waiting to help support you.
Finding a guide runner could help you to:
- Go for a run – any place, any time, any distance, any speed.
- Join a club or running group – a great way to meet new people and socialise.
- Take part in an event or race – an opportunity to set goals and challenge yourself.
Here’s a short video to help you find out more about Find a Guide.
Find a Guide
Use the postcode finder below to find a guide runner near you! For information about Find a Guide please click here.