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Latest phase 3 guidance

Revised guidance for the return of organised sport and physical activity was published on 11 September following the Scottish Government's latest update.

The latest guidance for the return of organised sport and physical activity has now been published by sportscotland following the Scottish Government’s latest update on the route map through and out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Scottish Government and sportscotland are continuing to work in close partnership with Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport (SGBs) and physical activity organisations to develop detailed plans as part of the phase three guidance.

Organised sport and physical activity remain largely unaffected by the latest update, with indoor non-contact and outdoor sport and physical activity able to take place, in line with the latest public health and SGB guidance.

However, plans to allow the return of indoor contact sport for adults and young people (12+) and the limited reopening of sports stadia, subject to guidance, have been put on hold until Monday 5 October. This will be kept under review.

Chief Executive of sportscotland, Stewart Harris said: “Public health and wellbeing remains the most pressing priority and all possible steps must still be taken to continue to supress the spread of the virus.

“While we continue to work through the route map it is important to recognise that several challenges including the current economic landscape still need to be overcome before the delivery of sport in local communities and at a club level will be considered back towards something like normal."

“As a sector we are committed to working together to address the challenges that lie ahead."

"We want to see more progress made in line with public health guidance and that will remain our number one priority.”

Click here for full details of the latest guidance.

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