COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
TOUGH MUDDER EVENTS
UPDATE 24/06/21 – We are aware that the information surrounding events in the UK has been confusing, however the UK government gave the green light for organised sport participation events such as races, rides and organised walks, stating they can take place outdoors with any number of participants from 18th May 2021 onwards. This includes all Tough Mudder events scheduled for 2021. To read this update in more detail please see the government website.
As we return to hosting events in 2021, ensuring your safety and the quality of your on-event experience is our #1 focus. Over the past few months, our team has been working with local officials and independent experts to fine-tune a suite of safety measures designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at our events.
Included here are the guiding safety principles and plans that we’re currently planning to implement in early season events. We’ll continue to monitor trends, work with local officials to comply with their guidelines and restrictions and adjust our plans as needed based upon guidance from local authorities, Public Health England and our independent epidemiologist experts.
*All registered attendees will receive safety information specific to their event (following government guidance and local authorities) via email between 1-3 weeks prior to their event.
To read more about our Covid safety measures, including our conversation regarding safety with our Epidemiologist, check out the Tough Mudder Blog.
KEY SAFETY PILLARS
We’re rolling out pre-event selection of start times, and capacity will be initially limited to provide for smaller start waves and less crowding in the Mudder Village and out on-course.
Participants will have their temperature taken and answer questions from our medical team before entering the registration area. All staff will be tested and cleared regularly.
Staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings, and protective barriers will be installed at interaction points. Participants may be required to wear facial coverings in the pre-start and Mudder Village areas based upon the latest guidance and local regulations.
We’ve gone cashless, and are working to reduce contact points and known areas that cause lines across the event. We’ll be rolling out an enhanced cleaning program, including self-service wipes in locations like portable toilets and seating areas. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout Mudder Village and at every obstacle on course.
YOUR COVID TOUGH PLEDGE
Tough Mudder is all about teamwork and we all need to stick together to keep our entire community safe when returning to the mud. While we’ve got a solid plan in place to protect you, here’s how you can do your part:
- Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.
- Be Informed. Read all event communication and signage, as it could contain important safety information on new event procedures and policies. Follow the instructions of medical personnel and Tough Mudder Staff Members.
- Respect social distancing and look for any visual cues like signage and ground markings that indicate where to stand and how far apart to be from fellow participants
- Practice proper health and hygiene methods for hand washing, hand sanitising, sneezing, coughing, etc
- Wear a face covering when not on the course.
- Show up on time at your assigned arrival and start time.
- Give yourself and others some space.
- Thank the volunteers, they are there to keep you safe and help keep you going.
- Consider the safety of yourself and others around you.
- Respect the host community and venue.
• Check-In (Registration) area
• Start Line
• Water Stations
• Merchandise tent
• Food and Beverage queues
• Health and Symptom acknowledgement
• Observation of any visible symptoms
• Contactless temperature check
Anyone with a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius will be subject to additional screening and will be asked to leave if the conditions persist.
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Muscle pain
• Sore throat
• Changes in taste or smell
• Food items and product samples will be individually packaged and self-service.
• Rinse stations will allow for greater distancing, and changing tents may be omitted to allow for increased ventilation.
• Water-based obstacles are treated each morning and contact obstacles will be sanitised at scheduled intervals. The CDC has noted that transmission of COVID-19 via water and pools is highly unlikely.