Boxing Scotland is aware of the on-going concerns of individual and Club Members around the Coronavirus outbreak and have been monitoring the advice being given by the Westminster Government, Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.
We are doing our best to keep up to date with the fast-moving pace of events at this time. The UK government has stated that “everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others “ Boxing Scotland will continue to closely monitor the situation whilst seeking expert advice from all key stakeholders and our Medical commission.
The wellbeing, health and safety of all boxers, coaches, volunteers and the general public is a real priority for Boxing Scotland. We are aware that a number of our Member Clubs have already taken the precaution of having cancelled or postponed planned sessions.
Based on the current advice, we suggest that all Member Clubs seriously consider whether Club activities continue and strongly recommend that these are postponed until such time as the current situation becomes more stable and there is clear guidance from appropriate sources about the spread of the virus. We have written to the District Secretaries and have asked them to consider withdrawing the permits for upcoming club shows. Boxing Scotland will continue to closely monitor the situation whilst seeking expert advice from all key stakeholders and our Medical commission
Active Scotland has confirmed that the current advice and guidance is still very relevant, whereby people can reduce the risk of acquiring and spreading respiratory infections by practising good hygiene, such as:
• Avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose and mouth;
• Maintaining good hand hygiene;
• Washing hands with soap and water or alcohol hand sanitiser, after coughing or sneezing, after going to the toilet, and prior to eating and drinking;
• Avoiding direct contact with people that have a respiratory illness and not using their personal items such as their mobile phone;
• Covering their nose and mouth with disposable tissues when coughing or sneezing and disposing of them in the nearest waste bin after use;
Anyone with flu-symptoms should avoid the risk of spreading their infection, whatever that infection may be, by staying at home and recovering.
Boxing Scotland will continue to review its planned future activities – particularly where delivery is on a ‘face-to-face’ basis – until further clarity is provided by the Scottish Government and will be communicating further with those affected.
In the meantime, please continue to follow the official advice coming out of the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland and make use of their online resources for up to date information about Coronavirus. This situation continues to be an on-going and fast-moving and as such any guidance and advice will be subject to further review and recommendations from the Scottish Government or NHS Scotland.