Latest Scottish Rowing Guidance – 9th October 2020


Following the First Minister’s speech on Wednesday 7 October, the following temporary changes to our guidance will apply both to clubs located in and members living in the following health board areas.  The guidance is effective from 10 October to 25 October inclusive. 

Health Board Local Authority Club 
Greater Glasgow and ClydeGlasgow City 
East Renfrewshire 
East Dunbartonshire 
West Dunbartonshire 
Clyde ARC 
Clydesdale ARC 
Glasgow Schools RC 
The Glasgow Academy 
Glasgow University Boat Club 
Strathclyde University Boat Club 
Glasgow Rowing Club 
Loch Lomond RC 
Castle Semple RC
  1. Indoor Sport & Leisure Activity – local measures. This guidance applies for all rowing training and competition.
  2. This guidance is not applicable to professional or performance sports activity which is approved through the ‘Resumption of Performance Sport’ process
  3. Crew boat rowing is suspended for people aged 18 and over either living in the above areas or participating in clubs within the above areas. Single sculling and same household crew boats are still permitted.
  4. Children and young people under 18 years of age can continue to row in crew boats if all relevant guidance is followed.
  5. Where a local outbreak has been reported, clubs should review their facility/operational risk assessment and consider if additional mitigating actions should be put in place to reduce risk. This may, for example, include; suspending activity, enhancing hygiene and physical distancing measures or introducing additional activity restrictions.
  6. Where outdoor sports training, competition or events are planned and include multiple bubbles; clubs should, as part of their risk assessment, consult with relevant local authorities, environmental health, the police or other body responsible for the safety of the public. Agreement must be reached with these bodies before the training, event or competition takes place.
  7. People are advised to avoid unnecessary travel to or from the above areas to participate in rowing training or competition.
  8. Indoor sport and leisure facilities can remain open if Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for the opening of indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities is fully implemented.
  9. Children under 12 years of age can continue to take part in organised indoor contact and non-contact sports training, activity and competition.
  10. Young adults under 18 years of age can continue to take part in indoor non-contact sports training, activity and competition.
  11. Adults (18 years of age or older) should not take part in any indoor group activity such as exercise classes, any form of contact sport, group competitions or group coaching/training.
  12. Adult group activity for the purposes of this guidance is activity, involving adults, from more than 2 households / 6 members of those households who take part in an activity.
  13. Coaches can take multiple sessions per day, but each session should not include more than one other household if adults are involved (maximum of 6 people in total).
  14. The number of participants allowed to take part in indoor sport or leisure activity must be risk assessed by the sports facility operator following Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the opening of indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities and sport specific SGB Guidance.

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