Boxing Scotland can confirm that there will be no changes to the Covid-19 rules and regulations in amateur boxing following the government’s decision to delay the final easing of restrictions until the 19th of July.
Nicola Sturgeon was speaking as she confirmed lockdown easing would be paused for three weeks to allow more time for people to be vaccinated.
A surge in cases caused by the dominant Delta variant is the reason the FM announced this will now not happen until Monday 19th July at the earliest.
It means mainland areas will not move to the lowest level zero restrictions until 19 July. Then the hope is that the remaining rules will be lifted on 9 August.
Some “minor” changes to COVID restrictions will be made in the coming weeks. Boxing Scotland will continue to monitor the current situation and update guidance and advise the membership when these changes happen.
The new daily case rate in Scotland is seven times higher than it was in early May and 40% higher than last week, with Ms Sturgeon saying the faster-transmitting Delta variant is “now dominant”.
But the first minister said the vaccination programme was breaking the link between the number of positive cases and the number of people being hospitalised.
Please continue to follow the last guidance issued which is version 19 link can be found below.
We continue to draw your attention to the Travel restrictions which still have restrictions on Car and Minibus sharing travel guidance in section 7 pages 17 and 18 in the Version 19 Guidance which has not changed.
- 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.
Although a little disappointing we are continuing to see light at the end of the tunnel. A reminder that we continue to be monitored as an organisation and a membership. Please continue to follow the latest guidance.
Keep your guard up!