Covid Outdoor Training Session Rules (05 JUNE 2021)
Effective from 05 JUNE 2021
For all Clubs, Teams, Players, and Supporters
Organised sporting activities can be undertaken, providing all activity is consistent with current Scottish Government guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene – you will also need to make sure that your club, facility and participants are made aware and can adapt to changes in Guidance at short notice. Information on the Scottish Government’s approach to managing COVID-19 is available at Scottish Government: Coronavirus in Scotland.
People who are symptomatic and household members should self-isolate for 10 days as per NHS Scotland guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend a sports facility or activity.
To manage a safe return to organised sport and physical activities, all clubs, facility operators and deliverers (herein referred to as ‘operators’) should put in place Test & Protect procedures to help break chains of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Further information is available within this Guidance and at Scottish Government: Test & Protect.
Lacrosse in Scotland is currently split across Levels 1 & 2:
|2||East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire; East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire; Edinburgh and Midlothian; Stirling and Clackmannanshire; Dundee|
|1||Highland and Argyll & Bute; Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray; Angus and Perth & Kinross; Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire; Falkirk; Fife; West Lothian and East Lothian; The Scottish Borders; Dumfries & Galloway|
|0||Orkney and Shetland; Na h-Eileanan Siar; all islands in Highland (except Skye); Argyll & Bute islands of Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva|
There are differences in the “bubble sizes” between Levels 1&2 – please see the table below:
Points of Note:
- If in level 0-2, LS members can take part in outdoor contact and non-contact organised sport, including training, group exercise and competition within their usual club or facility environment.
- An outdoor sporting ‘field of play bubble’ consists of up to 30 people, including players and coaches at any one time (See LS exceptions below)
- Travel within Scotland is permitted as long as it is between similar and lower restriction levels.
- Absolutely zero carpooling allowed until further explicit notice from LS.
- Scottish teams/players can travel to England for training/competitions but must follow the English Guidance
- England based teams/players can travel to Scotland for training/competitions but must follow the Scottish Guidance
- Players and families travelling into Scotland for training which requires an overnight stay must follow Scottish Government Guidance
- Violations of the travel restrictions can result in player and club suspensions and sanctions from Lacrosse Scotland and sportscotland.
All participants of Lacrosse in Scotland are REQUIRED:
- to be members of their SGB in good standing – Summer Training Memberships are available on the Wild Apricot membership portal;
- sign the participant COVID declaration;
- register with their SGBs (Lacrosse Scotland) Track and Trace online form before every lacrosse activity.
- to wear a mask and sanitise hands when away from the playing field, including during arrival, changing, on breaks, and departure.
If you reside in an area of Scotland with increased restrictions, you will NOT be allowed to train and/or compete with anyone outwith the restricted areas, nor will anyone from areas outside the restricted areas be allowed to travel to a restricted area to train and/or compete. Only intra-squad training within the guidelines will be allowed in the restricted areas until the restrictions are lifted.
Failure to complete the above will prohibit you from playing lacrosse in Scotland nor considered eligible for team competition selections, as per requirements imposed by the Scottish Government. Knowingly violating the guidelines WILL result in forfeiture of lacrosse participation eligibility in Scotland until compliance with the government-approved guidelines. All clubs and players NOT registered and in good standing with Lacrosse Scotland are not covered by the approved governmental exceptions to training and competition roaster sizes and MUST adhere to the Scottish Government guidance on the Rule of Six and social distancing of 2m.
Further details available in this document: Covid RTP Guidance (05June21)