Phase 3.5: Lacrosse Scotland Guidelines – Return to Physical Activity

Phase 3.5: Lacrosse Scotland Guidelines – Return to Physical Activity

Effective from: 3 AUGUST 2020


Be aware guidance can change and restrictions may be reintroduced – ensure you have checked the latest version of Lacrosse Scotland’s Covid-19 guidance.

The guidance below has been produced to allow a phased return to Lacrosse in Scotland, where practice individually or games with members of your household or between members of designated households can take place. All players and clubs have a responsibility to take care of themselves and their members. We are working hard with sportscotland and the Scottish Government on moving to the next phases and will keep members up to date as soon as we know the next policies.

Please refer to the Lacrosse Scotland website and social media for further updates and enjoy getting back on the field or in the box safely and with consideration to others around you.

Remember to be flexible with your scheduling of NT training and make sure your players know that any of these dates could change at a moment’s notice according to the guidance of the Scottish Government.  


Brief Summary of changes to the Return to Physical Activity document

Introduction: Self-isolation days updated from 7 to 10 days
Point 3: Update on indoor sport and exercise indicative opening date of 14 Sept.
Point 18: Organised Outdoor contact sport – updated to include Adults from 24 August (merged with previous children’s guidance)
Point 26: Updated to include more detailed coaching information.
Point 35: Clinically vulnerable people. Removed as shielding restrictions lifted.

The major changes announced were:

Self-isolation: Those testing positive should self-isolate for 10 days (increased from 7 days previously). No change to 14 days self-isolation for those in contact with someone who tests positive or entering/returning from international travel from relevant countries.
Shielding: Shielding will be paused from 1 August. At that point those currently shielding can follow guidance for the general public. Guidance for this group to return to work is available here.
Schools: Schools will re-open on 11 August. In some areas there will be a phased approach over the first few days. All schools will be open for all pupils for full-time education from 18th August. Detailed guidance is available here.

Key Dates for Sport

The key dates for sport are:

Saturday 1 August

Shielding: Those shielding can now undertake work, including sports coaching (paid or voluntary). This group are already able to participate in sport and leisure activities.

Monday 3 August

Coaching: The cap on the number of households a coach can work with in a day is removed (currently four), subject to any sport-specific guidance. Limits on size and number of households in a group that a coach can work with at any one time remain. (Scottish Government are considering a date for relaxing restrictions on the size of groups that can be coached at one time, but no date or detail given at this stage.)

Monday 11 August

Schools: Schools re-open. Education Scotland will publish guidance on safe practice in physical education in time for the return to school. Existing guidance to the public on organised outdoor sport for children and young people should be considered when planning and preparing for physical activity and sport in schools. Adult visitors to schools should be strictly limited only to those that are necessary to support children and young people or the running of the school, with potential impacts for those not based in a school, but involved in supporting PE and school sport. The provision of activities or clubs outside the usual school timetable can be conducted subject to the general guidance on school re-opening and relevant guidance to the general public, but schools should consider the need for out of hours cleaning when scheduling activities.


Additional important documentation (added 5th Aug)