The global impact of the coronavirus is unprecedented going well beyond the world of sport. We wanted to reassure all of our athletes and managers on the status of the pathway.
LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
Our main priority is that you look after yourself and those close to you:
Be sensible in your approach to training and follow “COVID-19” related guidelines published by the Government, Jersey Sport, and your Sport’s Association. If the guidelines issued by the various authorities differ, try to get an understanding of the reason(s) for any such differences and act accordingly.
Adapt your training programme to your situation and be prepared to make changes to your plans over the coming months.
Judge carefully the off-island competition that you choose to attend (assuming any take place at all) and take note of relevant travel guidelines.
2020 RESULTS & COMPETITIONS
We know that your 2020 competition schedule and results will now look very different to what you originally planned. It is vital that you record all results in your 2020 results sheets and identify which category, out of the 4 below, they fall into –
- Formal Accredited Competitions
- Domestic Results
- Competition Simulations
- Training Bests
This includes much greater emphasis on domestic competition that will likely become more important for selection purposes, in these extreme circumstances.
The utilisation of grants that have already been provided for 2020 will be reviewed at the end of your season, comparing the competition that you have been able to achieve with what you had originally planned. Any significant shortfall may be carried over into 2021 as and where appropriate.
Athletes who would like to be considered for funding in July 2020 should still submit their results to us, via their Manager, in June 2020.
Training and competition will resume when it is safe to do so, we hope soon. We will review the situation again later in the year, when we will provide more definitive advice on funding.
Yours in Sport
Paul du Feu