22/02/2021

COVID-19 Working Group update

As the vaccination programme continues across Scotland and plans for the reopening of schools continue to take shape, we are looking forward to the Scottish Government’s announcement scheduled to take place tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd).

It is anticipated that a revised strategic framework, to set out the roadmap out of lockdown, will be published and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that our COVID-19 Working Group will study it and what it means for the return of all squash activity. We look forward to sharing details in due course.

Be assured, we will continue to work with sportscotland and Scottish Government to develop and agree a pathway for squash within the new roadmap, that gets as many players as possible back on court as soon as possible.

In the meantime, and in recognising that this continues to be a hugely difficult and frustrating period for squash clubs, facilities, coaches and players across Scotland, we’re again drawing attention to the financial support available for clubs and facilities via the Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework Business Fund.

We would like to thank all the clubs and facilities who have shared details of their successful application. This learning has been invaluable for continuing to support squash clubs and facilities across Scotland. Please continue to reach out via ross.cairns@scottishsquash.org with such details or to get in touch should the financial position change at any point.

In addition to the financial support available as part of the Strategic Framework Business Fund, we are also continuing to work with relevant agencies to support clubs and facilities on a bespoke basis and where this is required.

For those who might be travelling abroad, please note the latest requirements on travel and return to Scotland which have recently changed: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on travel and transport – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Please continue to stay safe and well.