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SOA Guidance on Orienteering Activities & Events under the 5-Levels of Protection

Organised orienteering activities and events can continue to be undertaken, providing all activity is consistent with current Scottish Government guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene – you will also need to make sure that your club and participants are made aware and can adapt to changes in guidance at short notice. 

People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 10 days and household members for 14 days as per info on NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend a sports event or activity.

Scottish Government has introduced a new strategic framework document for managing COVID-19 which will become effective from 2 November 2020.  This provides a 5-Level approach to restrictions with each local authority area (or sub-area) placed in a relevant protection level depending upon its COVID-19 status which will be reviewed weekly. 

SGBs, clubs and participants should be aware of their local area protection level and associated restrictions which may be in place and should consider this as part of risk assessment planning.  SOA guidance for sporting activity which should be followed within each Level is set out in Table A below. 

Further information on protection levels that will apply in each local authority area are available at Coronavirus (COVID-19): allocation of protection levels to local authorities.  A local post code checker is also available at COVID restrictions by protection level in areas of Scotland.

Scottish Orienteering seek to emphasise that orienteering activities can continue throughout all 5 levels and we encourage clubs to ‘Keep active. Keep local’ and follow Scottish Government travel guidelines.