An Overview to the Changes in Goverment Guidance as of 26th April

You can see the full guidance by clicking here.

A summary of the key changes in the guidance from 26th April can be seen below:

Bubble Sizes – Page 3

  • Table A: Updated to include a new maximum of 30 participants in a training bubble for adults and youths at Level 3.
  • Table A: A match bubble (U18s only) of up to 41 people has been approved to accommodate U18 fixtures from the 26th April.
    • Match Day Bubble for Under 18s includes 15 players + 2 Coaches + 1 First Aider + 1 Covid Coordinator per Team x 2 teams = 38 + 3 match Officials = 41

Spectating – Page 8

  • No spectating should take place in Level 3 other than where a parent or carer is supervising a child or vulnerable adult or when following specific sector guidance for sporting events. We are aware that the guidance on spectators is planned to evolve when the country moves into Level 2 and we would encourage all clubs to start planning if and how they might manage spectators to ensure physical distancing is maintained when the country progresses to Level 2, pending confirmation by Scottish Government.

Travel Guidance

  • Travel is permitted to all Level 3 areas
  • Avoid car sharing with people outside extended household. You should not share a vehicle with anyone from another household, unless you absolutely have to.

The key changes expected in the guidance from 17th May (Level 2) which are highlighted in the Protection Levels Strategic Framework (attached)are as follows (The following information is provisional for reference purposes only and may be adjusted):

Contact Shinty – Adults (From 17th May – Level 2)

  • Contact Shinty games expected to resume for Adults 18+ (Bubble size for matches expected to be up to 41 from 17th May)

Spectators (From 17th May – Level 2)

  • The current government guidance highlights an evolution in spectator attendance from level 2. This may mean a maximum capacity guideline to spectate at shinty from as early as the 17th May when the government expect to progress to Level 2 allowing up to 250 spectators with physical distancing. This will be confirmed by Scottish Government in our updated guidance in advance of 17th May. Provisionally the guidance is highlighted below and clubs should consider their capacity to manage spectators and build this into their plans and risk assessment.
    • Level 2: Maximum capacities* Indoors: 100 Outdoors seated: 500 Outdoors free-standing: 250
    • Level 1: Maximum capacities* Indoors: 200 Outdoors seated: 1,000 Outdoors free-standing: 500
    • Level 0: Maximum capacities* Indoors: 400 Outdoors seated: 2,000 Outdoors free-standing: 1,000
  • Updated bubble sizes and daily limits for Levels 0 to 2 have been proposed to Ministers for approval and will be updated in future guidance.

Travel/ Transport

  • The Camanachd Association alongside other Scottish Governing Bodies and sportscotland have submitted questions asking for a timeline on the evolution of restrictions around shared transport and travel. To date there is no clarity on this and the guidance is not to share transport with any other household. Everyone involved recognises the impact this will have on some participation and we will keep you up to speed on this area.

If you have any questions about the guidance please get in contact with your Regional Development Officer.