Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body said that the British Athletics had cancelled the Indoor Championships scheduled to begin in Glasgow next month.
British Athletics said that the process of testing athletes, coaches, technicians and volunteers, in particular, did not adequately mitigate the risks involved and decided to abolish the February 20-21 meet as a precautionary measure.
Despite the COVID-19 lockdown across the UK to prevent the spread of the virus, the event allowed elite sports to host competitions with more than 500 attendees from the UK and overseas were expected to participate.
British Athletics official website released a statement, "British Athletics recognises our social responsibility to reduce COVID-19 transmission and not to overburden the National Health Service. The alternative provision that enables smaller, COVID-19-compliant event qualification opportunities are being explored and will be confirmed to eligible athletes by British Athletics in due course."
The European Indoor Championships will be held in Torun, Poland from March 5th to 7th, and British athletics said it has recognised that athletes competing for Great Britain and Northern Ireland team selection will need competition to enable qualification.