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COVID-19

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.

General Guidance

scottishathletics and jogscotland Covid Guidance V6 020421
scottishathletics and jogscotland Covid Framework v6 020421

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:

  • Orkney
  • Shetland
  • 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

Booking systems

For groups looking at booking systems these are some systems we’re aware of that other groups/clubs use.

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.

Resuscitation Council UK – COVID-19
UK Government – guidance for first responders (Section 7)

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.

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