We would like to take the opportunity to thank the membership for your continued support and patience with our phased return to Boxing during this unprecedented period. While we welcome today’s announcement in relation to the phased return of sport, we recognise the very real difficulties the sector is currently facing and the impact this pandemic is continuing to have on participation, employment, finances and facilities. We will continue to engage with all partners to ensure that the concerns of the sector are heard and understood.
Recent figures serve as a timely reminder that the virus has not gone away and we are still dealing with a public emergency. Although it has taken time to get our sport back into gyms all be it in a limited role at present, we are in a privileged position compared to other sectors that we are still operating and able to operate as a sport.
We would like to praise our clubs and membership during this unprecedented period as you continue to follow the published guidelines. It is a testament to you that our sport has remained safe since restrictions have been lifted.
We are aware of the impact this is having on the physical and mental health of individuals and finances of the Clubs. However as we are currently seeing with an increase in cases, if we do not follow the guidelines, we could face further restrictions, resulting in a greater impact and further delay to when we can provide competitive boxing again.
Across the sector, we share a desire to build on recent progress, however, the challenges presented by COVID-19 means that a cautious approach must be taken in relation to our phased return. We continue to work with the Scottish Government and sportscotland whilst we consult our medical commission about the specific boxing-related activity with when and how we continue with our phased return.
The latest Government approved guidance for everyone’s information regarding Phase 3 can be found highlighted in red in the guidance.
As you will notice there is currently no change of the numbers conducting activity outside.
Numbers inside remain based on physical distancing of 2m x 2m training zones. Again, no change from previous guidance.
It is noted that significant emphasis is being placed on the Test and Protect system. Especially with the introduction of the Protect Scotland App. Which we strongly encourage all individuals to sign up to.
Protect Scotland app is available at protect.scot App
Again we thank you for your cooperation and patience as we move forward with our sport.