Exit Plan Framework – our guidance for Phase 1

Friday 29th May 2020

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Scottish Athletics Exit Plan Framework 28 May

scottishathletics have now updated our Exit Plan Framework document with our own ‘route maps’ that adhere to the Scottish Government’s latest advice.

This follows on from the Scottish Government announcements today (Thursday 28 May) and the publication last week of  ‘COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis’ .

We are pleased to confirm that our Exit Plan Framework document is also accompanied by further separate guides for athletes, coaches and clubs/groups.

ATHLETES Phase 1 Advice 28 May

COACHES Phase 1 Advice 28 May

CLUBS Phase 1 Advice 28 May

It is intended that this should give some helpful clarity as the sport moves towards a return.

The guidance will come into effect from Friday 29 May 2020.

Please note that advice for Phase 1 being communicated is that one-to-one coaching is permitted if it is outdoors, physical distancing can be maintained, and is with members of your household and/or members of one other household.

A coach should not deliver training to more than one household at any one time or provide training to more than one household per day.

Coaching a child (U18) from a different household one-to-one is not permitted unless a parent/carer is present, in order to comply with our scottishathletics safeguarding policy

Be aware that this guidance can change quickly, so please refer to the scottishathletics website regularly.

However, coaches and athletes must follow the guidelines from both a government policy perspective and for health and safeguarding reasons.

The plan is to update these documents (along with additional documents for event organisers and technical officials) as we exit Phase 1 and into each new phase.


scottishathletics are keen to stress that these documents are guides that we hope provides athletes, coaches, clubs, officials, event organisers and volunteers some advice and forward-thinking, allowing the sport to proactively plan ahead.

At all times, the Scottish Government guidance must be followed.

Information on the Scottish Government’s approach to managing Covid-19 is available at www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ .

Additional information can be found via Health Protection Scotland at www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/web-resources-container/covid-19-guidance-for-non-healthcare-settings/

There is also information available at the following www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/hand-hygiene/


Event Licenses

Please note that as a result of the latest Scottish Government advice scottishathletics are now cancelling all event license (non-Virtual) up to the end of July.

As and when we exit Phase 1 we hope to be in a more informed position to provide clarity on plans to return to events/competition for event organisers beyond that point (August 1).

Event organisers will licenses for July will receive an email soon from our Events team with advice on what to do next.


Tags: Coronavirus, Mark Munro, safeguarding, Scottish Government

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