Scottish Fencing publish COVID-19 Strategic Framework Update
Scottish Fencing publish update following recent announcement from Scottish Government.
(Original article posted here on Scottish Fencing’s website)
Following the Scottish Government announcement regarding the latest restrictions you can find full details here: (with a summary of the key points on Page 14).
The key points, relevant to sport are:
- Education: Return of P4-7 pupils to schools full-time. More but not all secondary pupils returning to school at least part-time. (Full details to be confirmed next week).
- Sport: Non-contact outdoor group sport permitted for 12 to 17 year olds (this is already permitted for under 12s).
- Gatherings: Outdoor meetings of 4 people from 2 households permitted.
- Stay at home: Stay at home requirement removed.
- Education: Return to full-time in person education for all remaining school pupils.
- Gatherings: Outdoor meetings of 6 people from 2 households permitted.
- Economy: More retail businesses being classified as essential. Click-and-collect permitted for non-essential retail.
- Strategic (Levels) Framework: Return to a levels system, which includes regional variation based on data. Further detail will be published in mid-March.
- Level 3: Initially the intention is that mainland Scotland will move to level 3. The islands currently at level 3 may drop to level 2, based on data.
- Sport: The levels system will support the phased re-opening of sport. The detail of what activity will be permitted in each level will be confirmed in mid-March.
It is important to note that the timings are indicative and any changes will be driven by the data.
It should also be noted that the dates set-out by UK Government on 22 February do not apply to Scotland.
The First Minister also provided an update on support for businesses. The key details are:
- Scottish Government will support the strategic framework business fund until at least the end of June. When local authority areas move out of level 4, businesses that are allowed to reopen will continue to receive payments from the fund for at least the subsequent four weeks.
- Scottish Government is considering tapered support for businesses that may still face trading restrictions and reduced demand, as they re-open.
The Scottish Fencing staff team are still around and happy to answer queries, please do reach out to the team using [email protected] or check the Scottish Fencing contacts page for specific email addresses and phone numbers of the team.
Both Scottish Fencing and British Fencing are working hard to answer your questions and continue to work with our stakeholders to identify opportunities for increased fencing activity to take place. Thank you to everyone for their patience so far.
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