Scottish Athletics Covid-19 Guidance 22 December 2021

 

Below is a link to the latest guidance from Scottishathletics. There is essentially no change to indoor or outdoor training, apart from that adults must physically distance indoors (1m).
Events will be impacted, in particular adult indoor track races 200m+, are not permitted. Racing at the Emirates on 3rd (GAA 3000) and 8th (National Open) January is being looked at by Scottishathletics to hopefully still offer competition, but anyone competing should monitor any announcements.

Covid-19 Update from Scottish Athletics 14 May 2021

After the announcement from the Scottish Government on Tuesday 11 May Scottish Athletics confirms that from Monday 17 May:

 

  • Mainland Scotland and islands not moving to Level 1 will move to Level 2.
  • Orkney, Shetland, Na h-Eileanan Siar, all islands in Highland (except Skye) and the following islands within Argyll and Bute will move to Level 1– Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva.
  • Moray is likely to remain at Level 3 for a further period due to the number of COVID-19 cases – Scottish Government will confirm this by the end of the week.

 

Please find attached a link to the Scottish Athletics Framework  –  Scottish Athletics Covid-19 Level Framework  The key changes are highlighted below:

 

Level 2

 

  • All age groups are now maximum group size of 30 (please remember to follow the coaching ratios)
  • Physical Distancing is suspended for the duration of the activity (athletes 12+ should continue to physically distance before and after the activity)
  • Athletics competition can take place for all event groups following the maximum bubble size of 50 and no more than 500 participants per day (follow the scottishathletics events guidance)

 

Level 1

 

  • All age groups are now maximum group size of 30 (remember to follow the coaching ratios)
  • Physical Distancing is suspended for the duration of the activity (athletes 12+ should continue to physically distance before and after the activity)
  • Athletics competition can take place for all event groups following the maximum bubble size of 100 and no more than 1000 participants per day (follow the scottishathletics events guidance)

ALL FORMAL MOTHERWELL AC CLUB ACTIVITY IS SUPSPENDED FROM 5 JANAURY TO 31 JANUARY 2021

Scottish Athletics has advised us that all formal club activity should be suspended 00:01 on 5 January 2021 to midnight on 31 January 2021.  The club committee has agreed that all club activity should be suspended until further notice, and will update members when new information becomes available.

The statement and a link to the Scottish Athletics Covid-19 page follows.

Scottish Athletics Latest Lockdown Measures

We are sure most of you are aware already there have been some further changes announced today (Monday 4 January) in the fight against Covid-19.

The changes announced by the First Minister take us to a similar return to the position we were in March.

Our current Framework FOR MAINLAND SCOTLAND is therefore put on hold till 31 January 2021 at the earliest.

Here’s what this means for members and clubs/groups within Mainland Scotland:

*Although those aged 11 and under are largely unaffected within an exercise context, we STRONGLY recommend that ALL formal Club and Group activity is suspended from 00:01 on 5 January 2021 to midnight on the 31 January 2021.

Covid-19: New update and Guidance for athletics 4 November 2020

Scottish Athletics has now issued the updated Covid-19 Guidance and Framework for Athletics.  The links are attached.  A summary of the updates to the guidance issued last week is also set out below.

Updated Level Framework for Athletics 4 November 2020

Covid-19 New Update and Guidance 4 November 2020

Summary of Updates:

  • Training Groups
    • Age 11 and under – outdoor – coaches are included in the total group size of 30.
    • Level 4 – outdoor – training group sizes should be reduced as follows:
      • Age 11 and under – maximum group size of 15 (not including coach)
      • Age 12-17 – maximum group size of 8 (not including coach)
      • Age 18+ – maximum group size of 8 (not including coach)
    • Age 18+ – indoor – in Level 3 no group activity is permitted. You can participate following Scottish Government household guidance (2 households, maximum 6 people)
  • Physical Distancing
    • Level 3 – outdoor
      • Where athletes aged 18+ may be in close contact for an extended period of time (e.g. longer than 15 minutes) we strongly recommend enforcing physical distancing.
  • Travel
    • Coaches can continue to travel to coach (both paid & voluntary) across local authority boundaries in all levels.
    • Participants under 18 years of age can travel to and from Level 0-3 areas (not Level 4) to take part in athletics activity.
    • Participants aged 18 years of age or over should, where possible, minimise unnecessary travel between areas. You can travel into a Level 3 area for athletics activity if it is within 5 miles from your local authority boundary.
    • For participants 18+ in a Level 3 area travel is permitted within and around 5 miles from your local authority boundary for athletics activity.
    • In Level 4 travel is only permitted within your own local authority area.
    • You should avoid any unnecessary travel to a Level 4 area.

 

Covid-19: New update and Guidance for athletics 30 October 2020

Scottish Athletics have received the latest agreed guidance for sport between Scottish government and Sports Scotland.

Links to the Covid-19: New update and Guidance for athletics, and the Covid-19 Framework for athletics are set out below.

The Scottish Athletics Development Team will be hosting two sessions next week to provide an update to the Strategic Framework as well as an opportunity for a Q and A session. The sessions will take place on Monday 2 November and Tuesday 3 November.  Motherwell AC will be represented at these sessions and any additional updates from these sessions will be issued on Wednesday 4 November.

Covid-19 Framework for Athletics

Covid-19 New update and Guidance 30 October 2020

Scottish Athletics Updated Covid-19 Guidance for Areas under Local Measures – 8 October 2020

Attached is the link to the updated guidance for athletics from Scottish Athletics issued on 8 October 2020.  It incorporates the changes for areas with local measures.

Scottish Athletics Covid-19 Guidance 8 October 2020

The main change affecting adults in the 5 areas including Lanarkshire is:

*Adults (18 years of age or older) can take part in organised outdoor athletics and running training, competition or events if all relevant guidance is followed.

However, adults must maintain physical distancing at all times.

*Continue to follow existing guidance on training groups and sizes.

Covid-19 NO CHANGE TO SPORTS BUBBLES

Scottish Government advice – 23 September 2020

Rule of Six: Our sport has its own specific guidelines, agreed with sportscotland, which allow us to continue to run in bubbles of up to 15 when running, in accordance with the guidelines below.

The announcement of the ‘rule of six’ changes which came into place on 14 September do not mean any changes to the guidelines below.

Please continue to follow the existing phase 3 guidance (see link below).  Regarding local restrictions: We are now going to apply a standard approach across Scotland so groups and leaders in areas with local restrictions may now follow the general advice applying to the rest of the country.

Track & Field 18+ Update

On 28 August, Scottish Athletics distributed their update to guidelines regarding training. A letter detailing these updates in more detail will be forwarded to the contacts for Track & Field athletes.

For our T&F athletes, the most pertinent updates concern some changes to physical distancing requirements, and the ability to resume training for those aged 18+, although this is subject to athletes being invited to sessions by their coach.

Any adjustments to current training arrangements are a matter for coaches to communicate to their athletes.

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