03/07/2020- Covid 19

Scotland – Guidance for Phase 2 of the Route Map for moving out of Lockdown

A summary of measures outlined in Phase 2 and what it means for fencing activity in Scotland

Overall, Phase 2 is a further easing of restrictions and we are hopeful fencers and all our members can take this chance to reconnect with their community as the number of households we interact with has changed from two to three.

We recommend checking the Scottish governments travel and physical distancing guidance to find out what is in force currently.

Those in the community who are shielding we hope you can enjoy the opportunity to return to outdoor exercise.

This is not a return to our sport as we know it but an opportunity for people to use some outdoor non-contact sports as part of daily exercise activities but only within the guidelines.

The key points are –

  • All activity must be conducted outdoor
  • Travel guidance outlined by the Scottish Government should always be adhered to. Guidance is available at Staying Safe and Protecting Others: Travel
  • At all times, participants and venue operators should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines in force at the time
  • Interaction permitted with two other households outdoors up to 8 people with physical distancing applied
  • Sparring at any age is still not permitted – Contact sport is expected to return for Under 18’s in Scotland on July 13th
  • Coaching, instruction or personal training can happen in this phase of the return to exercise and sport – please see our “Return to Coaching” document available at the link here
  • Risk assessments and pre and post checklists to be completed before any session takes place. Further information and templates are here

Do not leave your home to take part in sport or physical activity if Scottish Government advice means you should stay at home because you or someone you live with has or has had symptoms of COVID-19,

Those shielding may take part in coaching sessions providing these are outdoor with one other household and all participants respect strict 2m distancing.

Please keep checking the Scottish Government website link here and Scottish Fencing’s website link here for further updates on resuming fencing activity in Scotland.


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