COVID-19 Latest Update

Further to Monday’s update from Scottish Government please review this revised guidance document which takes into account the First Minister’s update on 4 January 2021 and subsequent extended Level 4 ‘stay at home’ restrictions.  Key changes to note in the Return to Shinty (Tiered Guidance) are;

Reference Change
Table A (pg.3) Outdoor overview updated to show household rules apply at Level 4 (no sporting bubble exemption)
Points 10.1.2 & 11.1.2 Link updated for Scottish Government ‘Stay at Home’ guidance.
Points 27-35 Sporting Bubbles.   Now updated to illustrate changes to sporting bubbles i.e. no sporting bubbles for over 12 year olds at Level4).
Point 46 Coaching information updated – bubbles up to Level 3 for adults.
Point 90 Updated title to link to ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): public use of face coverings’
Appendix 1 Focus on Stay at Home message included throughout
Appx 1. Points 7-9 Travel restrictions in Level 4 updated
Appx 1. Points 10-12 Outdoor sport and activity restrictions updated.  Maximum 2 households / 2 people aged over 12 years plus further information on under 12s.
Appx 1. Point 15 Storage & locker room guidance updated.  Restrictions on personal access now in force.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Regional Development Officer in the first instance.

It is clear with the Governments stay at home guidance that shinty cannot currently take place and this will delay any clubs plans for our preseason. Considering this and the safety of all involved we will delay the start of the 2021 shinty season to allow for an appropriate degree of preparation (pre season) following lockdown.

The Competitions Committee and Board will meet at the end of January to consider the latest information and we will be in touch at the earliest opportunity when we are clear on the length of lockdown restrictions to relay plans for local and regional competition that will begin our return to shinty competition when it is safe to do so. Plans are already in place to accommodate an abbreviated season should that be required. What we are clear about is that all clubs have committed to there intention to compete in season 2021 and we are looking forward to getting started when it is safe to do so.

We all look forward to getting back to playing shinty, but in the meantime, stay safe.