Latest Update

19/01/2022

Following the First Minister’s announcement yesterday (18th January 2022), we are delighted to confirm that the guidance on non-professional indoor adult contact sport will be lifted from Monday 24th January.

Please see below for a reminder of the remaining key messages coming from Scottish Government. In addition, all other aspects of the ‘Beyond Level 0’ guidance remains up to date and valid. This guidance document can be accessed here: https://www.scottishsquash.org/guidance-for-squash/

Testing

Clubs should encourage players and staff to take a lateral flow test (LFD) before participating in club activity. If a member returns a positive LFD then they should follow the Scottish Government guidance and take a PCR test as soon as possible. People who are symptomatic, feeling unwell or identified as close contacts should follow Scottish Government and NHS guidance on self-isolation available at Scottish Government: Test & Protect.

Face coverings

Face coverings must be worn by all players (12 & over) and staff while indoors. This includes when moving around the facility, in the toilets, changing areas and general circulation areas. Exemptions on the basis of medical conditions and disabilities are allowed. Players do not have to wear a face covering during the sporting activity.

Physical distancing

The ‘Give people space’ message should be regularly promoted to all members when within the facility. Clustering indoors should be avoided and capacities in facility areas should be adhered to.

Hygiene practices

Everyone attending the club should be encouraged to regularly wash their hands or use hand sanitiser. Clubs should also ensure surfaces and equipment are regularly cleaned and sanitised appropriately in line with facility protocols.

Risk assessments

Risk assessments should be reviewed regularly, updated if/when required, to ensure they are still relevant for the club activities and information is communicated appropriately.