On Saturday the 19th of December the Scottish Government set out the latest Covid-19 Guidance, which will see mainland Scotland placed into Protection Level 4 for 3 weeks from December 26th.
Below you will find Netball Scotland’s recommendations and current guidance which align to the Scottish Governments information.
Following the latest guidance as set out by the Scottish Government on December 19th, we recommend that from December 26th until January 18th as little netball activity as possible takes place. This action is designed to reduce the risk of the virus spreading any further.
Any activity that is held within this time frame must follow our Permitted Activity Guidance.
Mainland Scotland will be in Level 4 from December 26th until January 18th meaning all mainland clubs should continue follow our Permitted Activity Guidance for Level 4. This relates to all age groups (18+, 12-17 and Under 11).
You can find guidance for all Local Authority Levels in our Permitted Activity Guidance
Travel restrictions will also remain in place and we advise against travelling outside of your local area for netball activities.
When travelling in a Level 4 area you should:
Avoid any unnecessary travel out of your local area
Keep journeys within the area to an absolute minimum
If you have to travel for essential purposes, follow the Scottish Government guidance on travelling safely
Adults (18+) and Children (Under 11 and 12-17) living in a Level 3 or Level 4 area should only travel locally (within their own local government area) to take part in organised Netball Training and Fitness Activity.
Further travel guidance can be found in our Permitted Activity Guidance and from the Scottish Government.
Netball Scotland have provided guidance in line with the Scottish Government’s advice.
As a nation we must collectively do all we can to stop the spread of the virus. We want to be able to protect our sport and the Netball Family as much as possible in this ever-changing landscape.
We thank the Netball Family for standing with us through this challenging time and we are confident that as we navigate through this next stage of the pandemic our community will emerge just as passionate and engaged as always!
Brighter times are ahead.
Finally, as the team at Netball Scotland head into the festive break we want to wish our members a joyful festive period. With the office now closed we will see you all again on the 5th of January 2021.