Phase 3 Guidelines and Event Guidance Goes Live!

We would like to thank you all for your patience as we sought to gain approval for our Phase 3 guidelines for orienteering activities and for the SOA event guidance documents to support the reactivation of events in Scotland.

We are delighted to share with you our guidelines and guidance notes to allow clubs to plan for club activities, coaching and also club only (local) events (with some restrictions in place).

Resumption of ‘local’ events

As part of our commitment to minimising the risk of transmission of COVID-19 our events are going to look and feel a little different for just now. We want clubs, volunteers and participants to feel safe, confident and also enjoy their first experiences returning to orienteering events. So we have put together an Event Guidance document which has been approved by Scottish Government, a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and the British Orienteering Code of Conduct.

We recognise there may be questions which arise from these new event protocols so we are hosting an event Q&A session on Monday 20th July at 7.30pm. Please sign up here

COVID19 SOA Event Guidance 15072020 FINAL

BOF Code of Conduct 6 July 2020

Phase 3 Guidelines for the reactivation of orienteering activities

We are pleased to be able to extend the range of activities that are permitted in Phase 3, the document outlines the current Scottish Government guidelines announced by the First Minister on 9th July 2020.

Scottish Orienteering Reactivation Phase 3 COVID19 13072020 FINAL

We have been fortunate to get the support from sportscotland througout lockdown and they have provided us a support letter to help with discussions with landowners and local authorities in the planning of events.

Scottish Orienteering Association - Requested Letter - 21 July 2020 (1)