GTC’s activities are organised in adherence to Covid-19 guidance as issued by the Scottish Government, Triathlon Scotland and sportscotland.
From March 12, 2021, some restrictions have eased with a Scottish Government roadmap now timetabling what will be possible at each staged date. Most of Scotland remains in level 4 area, although there are some exclusions for exercise.
For the purposes of sports and exercise, the details are:
A maximum of 4 people from 2 separate households can meet outdoors for swim, bike or run activity. Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards this number.
Children and adults can travel for local outdoor swim, bike, run activity, such as walking, cycling or running, that starts and finishes at the same place (which can be up to five miles from the boundary of your local authority area), as long as you abide by the rules on meeting other households.
Contact sport outdoors is permitted for under 12s, while 12 to 17 year olds can meet for non-contact sport and physical activity outdoors. Indoor sport is still not allowed.
Both the adult and juniors sections can resume some outdoor coached sessions with group sizes limited to 15, including coaches. Covid physical distancing and other general hygiene rules still apply.
Children and young people may travel into or out of a Level 4 area if that is where their sport, club or activity usually takes place.
Note: A different rule applies to adults. While adults can travel up to five miles outside their local authority area for informal exercise, they still can’t join a formal coached session unless within their authority area.
Looking ahead: Scotland’s Covid roadmap
This refers in the main to sports and exercise, meeting up and travel.
From April 2:
Stay-at-home regulations will be lifted and replaced with guidance to “Stay Local”.
On April 5:
Outdoor contact sports will resume for 12 to 17 year olds.
On April 26:
It’s hoped that all restrictions on journeys in mainland Scotland can be lifted. (Discussions will be held with island communities already in lower levels on the possibility of having a faster return to more socialising and hospitality with restrictions on mainland travel to protect against the spread of the virus.)
It’s expected that Scotland will return to the “levels” system of local restrictions, with the whole country in level three “if the data allows”.
- Travel within mainland Scotland allowed
- Up to six people from up to three households can be meet outdoors
- Up to six 12 to 17-year olds from six households can meet socially outdoors
- Up to four people from two households can socialise indoors in a public place, such as a café or restaurant
- Tourist accommodation will re-open (with restrictions)
- Hospitality sector can serve non-alcoholic drinks indoors (until 8pm) and alcoholic drinks outdoors (until 10pm).
- Gyms and swimming pools can open for individual exercise.
From May 17:
- All areas in level 3 more to level 2
- Up to four people from two households can socialise indoors in a private home
- Outdoor adult contact sport and indoor group exercise can restart
- Small-scale outdoor and indoor events can restart with limits on capacity.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also indicated that in early June it is hoped that Scotland could move to Level 1 and, by end of June, to level 0.
Committee member Dan Gates is the GTC contact for further information or questions about Covid-19 procedures. He said: “We aim to keep up to date with the latest advice on Covid-19 restrictions. Please contact me or if there’s anything at all that you would like to ask.”
Call Dan on 07449 706 583 or email email@example.com.
Date of last update: 17.03.21