We are all very well aware of the benefits boxing can have over an individual’s physical and mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, competitive boxing is not a sport that can avoid person-to-person contact. That said, there are a number of boxing activities that can be undertaken that are consistent with the new route map moving out of lockdown, where the local environment allows.
These guidelines set out how boxing activity can be enjoyed in a way that is in line with Scottish Government advice and helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They include measures to limit hand to shared surface contact and minimise unnecessary interactions with others.
Any club which does not adhere to the most recent guidelines published by Boxing Scotland may face the following sanctions:
- The first instance the club in question may have their BSL membership suspended for a period of one week;
- For a second infringement the suspension will be for 3 weeks;
- For a third infringement, the club’s BSL membership will be revoked. This means that they will cease to be a member of Boxing Scotland for the remainder of the season;
THIS APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING
- Boxing Scotland affiliated clubs;
- Clubs seeking to re-affiliate;
- Clubs who are yet to or have started the affiliation process;
It is your responsibility as a club to ensure that you are aware of the current guidelines and that they are followed. To make this easier for clubs we have introduced the Covid Co-ordinator role. If your club has not already done so please ensure you have made Boxing Scotland aware of who is in this position for your club as they will be the club contact who receives COVID guidance updates.
These guidelines have been developed by Boxing Scotland for boxing activities within Scotland and were produced in conjunction with sportscotland and the Scottish Government.
The document shall remain fluid and will be updated as further phased guidance is released by the Scottish Government regarding COVID-19 and our route from lockdown.
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