Please find the latest guidance which will come into force immediately. A copy was sent to Cub COVID Coordinators yesterday to scrutinize and report back to clubs.
The Government has eased a small number of restrictions that have had a minor knock-on effect with our guidance.
The minor amend now allows for Inter-Club sparring for clubs in close proximity to one another. Again this is a step in the right direction.
I wish to draw your attention to the Travel restrictions which still have restrictions on Car and Minibus sharing.
Could I please draw your attention to the Travel guidance in section 7 in the Version 19 Guidance.
- Under 18s only – Inter-Club sparring is only permitted in Levels 0-2. No Inter-Club sparring is permitted at Clubs in levels 3-4.
- Clubs from level 3-4 areas and not permitted to travel outside their own Local Authority area and should not travel to other clubs within their LA area no matter how close.
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You should not share a vehicle with anyone from another household unless you absolutely have to in exceptional circumstances. It is recognised that people with additional support needs may need to car share and in these circumstances, they should also follow the appropriate measures, steps, and precautions where possible.
- The travel guidance outlined by the Scottish Government should always be adhered to. Transport Scotland: advice on how to travel safely.
- Inter-Club Sparring is permitted at this time for under 18s from areas 0-2 however clubs must follow travel restrictions. No Car, Minibus sharing is permitted due to restrictions currently still in place. Local Clubs within walking distance or individuals that can be dropped off by parents/carers in levels 0-2 are allowed.
No Inter-Club sessions are permitted with activity from different local clubs and authorities in protection level areas 3-4
- Clubs must ensure that their Risk Assessments are up to date considering all of the recent easing of restrictions and that Boxing Scotland holds a copy for all coaching activities. Contact Regional Development officers for information. Failure to follow these guidelines will void the club insurance policy.
We have been pushing to have this eased at the next review. However; as you will be aware that Glasgow remains in Level 3, and the current data has both East Renfrewshire, Clackmannan, and N/S Lanarkshire increasing in numbers and perhaps in due course may a return to level 3. Please ensure that all COVID-19 Coordinators monitor their Local authority Protection Levels closely to adopt any changes.
We must also continue to wear the correct PPE during Pad work and or in close proximity to those conducting training in the facility. Allowances exist for Exceptional circumstances listed below.
Section 7.Outdoor Training Guide
(Coaches MUST wear a face shield or mask and goggles for all pad, paddles, body protectors when conducting sessions with athletes)
Section 9.Outdoor Training Guide
It is mandatory for BS registered coaches to wear a face shield or mask and goggles for all pad sessions with athletes. This should be on a one-to-one basis and not as a group activity.
Please continue to follow the guidance issued. As we could find the return to Boxing pathway pushed further right of what has already been an extremely difficult period for clubs, and the good work that has been achieved by clubs being undone by those not who do not follow the issued guidance.
Face coverings must be worn by coaches when indoors, except where an exemption applies. For instance.
- where an individual has a health condition or is disabled, including hidden disabilities, for example, autism, dementia, or a learning disability.
or if there is a reasonable excuse not to wear a face-covering such as.
- where there is difficulty in communicating with participants who may not be close by and safety is an issue, in a swimming lesson. In such cases, alternative measures should be considered such as the use of a face visor.
- Face coverings do not need to be worn by the Participant when undertaking physical activity, exercise.
- The Coronavirus-(COVID-19)-public-use-of-face-coverings/ provides guidance on general use and exemptions.
- Face Covering and eye Protection is mandatory for Coaches conducting indoor and outdoor Pads, Paddles, Noodle’s sessions, Body Protection being physically active or exercising as part of the coached session.
We are finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, although gradually. We continue to be monitored as an organisation and a membership and could find the return to Boxing pathway pushed further right of what has already been an extremely difficult period for member clubs, and the good work that has been achieved by all the member clubs could end up being undone at the last minute.
Keep your guard up!