Our sport has guidelines, agreed with sportscotland and the Scottish Government, outlining what level of activity can take place during Covid restrictions. Jog Leaders should read the full documents posted below.
Key points for those in Level 4 areas include:
- Those aged 12+ and over can take part in organised training, group exercise and competition with their group.
- Group sizes of up to 15 people, including jog leaders, are permitted at any one time.
- Physical distancing should be maintained at all times – 2m when side by side, and 5m when running single file.
- Where there are multiple bubbles operating at the same venue, risk assessments must be completed to ensure there can be no mixing of participants before, during or after the activity.
- Adults (18+) should only travel locally (within their local authority area) to take part in organised sport or physical activity.
- Coaches and Jog leaders can travel across local authority boundaries to coach/lead. However, please remember to minimise travel where possible.
- For informal exercise, people of all ages can travel up to 5 miles from their local authority boundary, but can only meet in accordance household guidelines on group size.
Please note that all areas of Scotland are currently in Level 4, except the following, which are in Level 3:
- The following islands within Argyll and Bute: Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree, and Ulva
- All islands in Highland, with the exception of Skye, which comes within the national restrictions
Additional useful documents and links
- sportscotland online e-learning module for Covid Coordinators in sport (This is a certificated course – it is generic across all sports) Covid Coordinator – e-learning
- Returning to Physical Activity as we ease out of lockdown – ideas and information for jogscotland groups
- Stop the Spread Coronavirus Awareness poster-260820
- Before you train poster
- Hygiene poster
- Symptoms infographic
- Bellahouston Road Runners Return to Training Plan
- JS Covid Coordinator checklist
- Group template – scenario planning – please note we do not know at this stage what future group sizes will be so this document is designed to plan for several different scenarios
- Group return to activity template – Group return to activity template – to help you devise guidance specific for your joggers
- COVID-19 Risk Assessment considerations – The general template risk assessment for Jog Leaders can be found in the Jog Leader Toolkit. This additional document can be used to help update your risk assessments for Covid-19.
For groups looking at booking systems these are some systems we’re aware of that other groups/clubs use.
- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ (can create your own events for members to book into)
First Aid – COVID-19 specific information
Please share the following links with your Jog Leaders and first aiders. These links refer to first aid procedures during Covid-19.
Mental health and wellbeing
- Coronavirus Mental Health Information Hub from our partners, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), is full of advice and useful information on taking care of your wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. Or, for a quick read, check out their Five Ways to Better Mental Health, full of timeless advice.
- Clear Your Head is the The Scottish Government’s website featuring ways to take care of both your physical and mental wellbeing during lockdown.