The scottishathletics domestic spotlight will centre on Meadowmill in East Lothian this weekend as the gun goes off on the 4J Studios National Open Series.
It marks the start what will obviously be a very short 2020 track and field season in Scotland with the Coronavirus having created so many issues and put paid to so much sporting activity and events.
Preparations for this weekend’s meetings – which starts with a very small hurdles event on Friday evening and then two days of more events – have required a lot of work from our Events team as well as East Lothian Council and Enjoy Leisure.
A number of Covid-19 restrictions will be in place and we urge all those attending at any point this weekend to follow this guidelines.
Athletes should check the start-lists to confirm the event time, your expected arrival time and your lane draw in track events and jump/throw order in field events.
*There are no spectators for this event, via the Covid-19 guidelines for sports events in Scotland at the moment.
*We would ask athletes under the age of 18 to bring one chaperone.
*Coaches wishing to attend should have applied for accreditation by email.
All event attendees – including athletes – are required to bring a face covering (mask etc) and to wear that while inter-acting with other competitors or Officials and other volunteers.
This includes when reporting to declarations; when using public toilets; reporting to the assembly point of your event; and during any other instances when close to other people.
Officials are expected to wear a mask while carrying out any public-facing role or during team briefings, but may remove it when carrying out duties in an open space. This is a safety requirement from East Lothian Council.
Please be aware that attendees who do not comply with these requirements (unless exempt from wearing a face covering on medical or other grounds) will be asked to leave the venue or may be refused entry.
We appreciate your support with this request from the Council.