Following the announcements from the Scottish Government on Wednesday (7 October), scottishathletics are updating our own guidance for athletes, clubs, coaches and facility operators.
This should help give a clear signal on how to carry on with the return of sport within the context of the current fight against coronavirus.
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Updated on 9 October 2020
The local measures and restrictions outlined supersede the corresponding guidance within scottishathletics guidance for phase 3 of the route map for exiting lockdown.
All restrictions outlined below will apply from 00:01 on Saturday 10 October 2020 until midnight on Sunday 25 October 2020.
The restrictions currently apply to the following NHS Health Boards and local authorities, but be aware these may change if infection rates increase in other parts of Scotland; NHS Ayrshire & Arran (North, South and East Ayrshire), NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, and Inverclyde), NHS Lanarkshire (North and South Lanarkshire), NHS Forth Valley (Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk) and NHS Lothian (Edinburgh, East, West and Mid-Lothian).
*Avoid public transport unless necessary.
*Travel to or from an area with Scottish Government local measures or restrictions in place to undertake sport or physical activity should where possible be avoided.
*Recognised scottishathletics performance athletes should be aware of the guidance issued for performance sport and contact their respective performance manager.
Outdoor Athletics Activity
*Facility operators in areas subject to local measures and restrictions may continue to open all outdoor athletics areas if documented risk assessments are undertaken and all appropriate mitigating actions included in this guidance are put in place to ensure the safety of participants, staff and volunteers. Please also refer to additional guidance produced by sportscotland at: Getting Your Facilities…