05/06/2020- Covid 19

Scotland – Guidance for Phase 1 of the Route Map for moving out of lockdown

A summary of measures outlined in Phase 1 and what it means for fencing activity in Scotland

The measures outlined in phase 1 include the amendment of current daily exercise guidelines to include certain outdoor sport and activities. With some augmentations Fencing can resume some activity outdoors.

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 and locally
  • Physical distancing of a minimum of 2 metres must be observed at all times when with anyone from out with your household
  • Limited interaction with one other household is permitted (provided the 2 metre physical distance element is respected and no group exceeds 8 people)
  • 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.

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, or you are in the most vulnerable category and have been advised to shield from the coronavirus.

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 and of course, look after yourself and your loved ones.


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