COVID-19 Restriction - UPDATE
The primary measures impacting tennis are regional in their reach
No changes have been made to the guidelines for tennis in Scotland in areas out with the identified Regions below
Local restrictions have been applied to the following NHS Health Boards and local authorities; NHS Ayrshire & Arran (North, South and East Ayrshire local authority areas), NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (Glasgow, East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, and Inverclyde local authority areas), NHS Lanarkshire (North and South Lanarkshire local authority areas), NHS Forth Valley (Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk local authority areas) and NHS Lothian (Edinburgh, East, West and Mid-Lothian local authority areas).
Yesterday the First Minister made a statement to Scottish Parliament outlining a series of temporary measures intended to stop the rise in coronavirus cases being seen across the country. These measures will be in place from 6pm on Friday 9 October for the hospitality changes and 1am Saturday 10 October for all other changes, and will remain in place until to Sunday 25 October inclusive. While the introduction of further restrictions is disappointing, now more than ever, it is vital that we all do what we can to help suppress the spread of the virus and to protect the NHS. We believe that tennis can be delivered safely and we will be working with partners including the Scottish Government and sportscotland to show that this is the case.
The temporary measures in aforementioned locally restricted areas will be added to current guidelines as an appendix, as per the attachment on this email.
In summary in regards to tennis this means:
- Adult (18+) indoor group exercise activities are not allowed. (Adult group activity for the purposes of this guidance is activity, involving adults, from more than 2 households / 6 members of those households who take part in an activity on any one day.)
- Travel: Avoid public transport unless necessary (e.g. work or school). Advised to avoid (but not prohibited from) travelling outside your health board area if you don’t need to. For those living outside this region, they are advised not to travel into the region if you don’t need to. However, this is advice not mandatory and people are not required to cancel half-term breaks they have planned.
- Outdoor adult non-contact group exercise and indoor adult individual exercise can continue in line with current SGB and operator guidance.
- There is no change to sport and physical activity guidance for under 18s.
- Those who were in the shielding group have not been asked to return to shielding but are being advised to take extra care, especially in the central belt, following the rise in cases.