Coronavirus

We are continuing to monitor the Government’ s advice regarding the Coronavirus and recognise that the situation is changing on a daily basis. The Government’s current advice is that all mass events should still go ahead.

If the advice changes and indicates we should no longer maintain a business as usual approach, we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to help minimise any disruption.

In the meantime, in line with the latest advice from the Government and Health Service, you should NOT run in the Shakespeare Marathon or Half Marathon 2020 if you have returned to the UK recently from the following destinations:

  • Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms
  • Iran
  • Lockdown areas in northern Italy (in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano; In Veneto: Vo’Euganeo)
  • Special care zones in South Korea  (Daegu, Cheongdo) since 19 February, even if you do not have symptoms
  • Other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
  • Other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)

You can keep up to date with the latest Government advice by visiting the GOV.UK website.

We will of course take appropriate steps to minimise any risk as your safety and wellbeing is paramount.