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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

Following further clarity being provided on group sizes across the framework we made some updates to our guidance on 4 June 2021. The group sizes for training in each level are now consistent with the numbers permitted for competition. Groups should bear in mind the UKA-recommended jog leader:jogger ratio of 1:12.

Guidance documents

scottishathletics and jogscotland Covid Framework v9 040621
scottishathletics and jogscotland Covid Guidance V9 040621

Permitted group sizes at each level are now:

Level 4 – Group Size 15 joggers not including jog leaders (under 12 is group size of 30)
Level 3 – Group Size 30 joggers not including jog leaders
Level 2 – Group Size 50 joggers and coaches
Level 1 – Group Size 100 joggers and coaches
Level 0 – group size 500 joggers and coaches

Physical distancing is still required at Levels 3 and 4.

Although these changes will hopefully enable groups to return to a more normal structure of operating training sessions, please continue to liaise with the venue operator to discuss capacity and their own internal processes for managing covid. It remains at the venue operators discretion to set their capacity.

Despite group sizes increasingly significantly as you move down the Levels, groups must continue risk assessing the environment they are training in to determine suitable group sizes. Please continue to consider other users of public spaces to ensure they are able to maintain physical distance from your groups.

We would also ask clubs who have many joggers travelling from different levels to consider the potential additional risk and manage it appropriately.

The Scottish Government protection levels that come into effect at 00:01 on 05/06/2021 are as follows:

Level 2 areas
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, the three Ayrshires, North and South Lanarkshire, Clackmannanshire and Stirling.

Level 1 areas
Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Perth & Kinross, Falkirk, Fife, Inverclyde, East and West Lothian, West Dunbartonshire, Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders.

Level 0 areas
Shetland, Orkney, and the Western Isles – and a number of small, remote islands who are already in Level 1 will move to Level 0.

If you have any queries, please email

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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