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Further to the update provided by the First Minister on 23 October regarding the announcement of a five-level system of ‘protections’, the Scottish Government has now completed its consultation process and debated the new framework within parliament. The new framework will be introduced on Monday 2 November 2020 at 6am with the five levels broadly in line with those previously published.

scottishathletics and jogscotland have now received the latest agreed guidance for sport between Scottish Government and sportscotland. Key points include:

  • For adult, outdoor jog groups, all those up to and including Level 3 may continue to meet in bubbles of up to 15 people with no physical distancing required (with an ideal ratio of at least 1:12 leaders to joggers).
  • In Level 4, physical distancing is required (2m side by side and 5m single file).

However – we would ask jog leaders to also please read the guidance documents carefully for full details.

There are two documents which you can download below – the Framework, which provides a simple summary, and the full Guidance. Whereas we have previously created separate guidance documents for leaders, groups and joggers, there is now only one guidance document for all.

Guidance documents

scottishathletics/jogscotland – Covid 19 – Framework for Athletics and Running v2 201120
scottishathletics/jogscotland – Covid19 – Guidance for Athletics and Running v3 201120

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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