Coronavirus guidance for sport coaches

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What does this involve?

sportscotland, the national agency for sport in Scotland, has published guidance for coaches to help them manage a safe return to sports and physical activity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The guidance includes general information on things to consider before resuming coaching activities, as well as hygiene and safety measures that should be put in place to protect participants and staff.

It also includes a 4-stage checklist for coaches that can be downloaded as a PDF file (332 KB). You can also watch a 42-minute video presentation outlining this guidance.

There are also various downloadable templates that coaches may wish to use as part of their risk assessment and planning, as well as information on education in sport and links to other relevant resources and guidance.

The documents are presented in various formats, with a mix of PDF, Word and Excel files and webpages.

The guidance is relevant for coaches, clubs, facility operators and others involved in the delivery of sports and physical activity, to help them offer these activities safely.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Coaches of sport and physical activity in Scotland.

How long does this take?

The guidance documents and other resources vary in length, so the time required to read it will vary.

The guidance video is just over 42 minutes long.

Important information

Gyms and sports facilities are currently permitted to open under Scottish Government guidelines. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so always check guidance for your local protection level for the latest restrictions.

Next steps

Visit the sportscotland website for more information and to view the full guidance.

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