Update from Active Scotland / Scottish Government

Today’s update from Active Scotland

Here is the latest advice.

Sporting events are mentioned* and following the Lacrosse Scotland announcement yesterday, we are in as good as position as we can be, so let’s all continue to do our bit – avoid panic buying and such silliness and let’s take that extra bit of time to look out for others who might need our help. Keeping all vulnerable people bug-free is a great start, but we should also check (safely) that anyone living alone or in a vulnerable situation is OK for essential supplies. 

*Extract re sporting events

11. There will clearly be implications across all organised sport in Scotland. The impact of the advice above is that large-scale events should not take place across a range of sports. Sports may also wish to consider the viability of holding grassroots and club activity, in light of the increased spread of the virus and the impact that may have on both participants, staff and volunteers. Sports may wish to carefully consider cancelling sessions specifically aimed at older adults given the increased risk posed to those individuals.

12. Sports Governing Bodies, Clubs, supporters and event organisers will want to give careful consideration as to whether they travel to any scheduled overseas competitions. Restrictions on mass gatherings and travel more generally have been implemented in many countries across the globe, resulting in many cancellations of sporting competitions. For those who may still be planning on travelling to sporting events overseas, the FCO’s travel advice should be followed. Where participants in sporting events would be coming from countries on the FCO list, or with their own travel restrictions, we would advise against the event going ahead.

 

We are a small sport, but we should still follow the advice given – a lot of small sports ignoring advice, soon equates to a much larger number putting folk at risk. Like the vast majority of people, if we catch the virus we will be fine and bounce back, but the measures are not for this fit & healthy section of the population, the measures are to protect those who are not in such rude health. So please consider this when making decisions …….. and keep on hand washing. 

Stay healthy everyone.