Update to Covid guidance – Friday 16 April

The First Minister provided an update on COVID-19 and related restrictions this week. Scottish Hockey has since updated its general guidance, which can be found HERE.

The key elements of the announcement for sport are as follows:

  • Friday 16 April
    • Travel: From Friday, some travel restrictions will be relaxed to allow travel across Scotland for the purposes of meeting outdoors with friends and family. This will allow travel for informal physical activity, but not for organised sport. Travel restrictions for wider purposes – including organised sport, leisure, shopping, visiting hospitality premises or staying in tourist accommodation – will remain until 26 April, as originally planned, when all travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted.
    • Outdoor gatherings: Up to 6 adults from 6 households can meet outside. The exemption for groups of up to 15 adults taking part in organised outdoor sport remains.

The Scottish Government’s accelerated easing of travel restrictions on Friday 16 April is aimed at improving the mental health of the nation by encouraging more people to see small groups of family and friends in an informal outdoor setting.

Travel for organised sport will still be able to resume as originally planned on Monday 26 April, consistent with Scottish Government’s phased approach to the easing of lockdown restrictions.

We will provide an update in relation to changes that come into effect on April 26 when we have final details.

Check out the COVID-19 section of our website for more information, HERE.

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