09/10/20 – Tighter regional restrictions were imposed today by the First Minister for a period of two weeks, starting from 9th October and running for 16 days (and 3 weekends) through to 26th October. These restrictions have an impact on permitted snowsports activity for selected groups – please see updated published guidance.
22/09/20 – Scotland’s First Minister announces tighter restrictions for social activity and hospitality, but these are confirmed as NOT YET impacting the already established separate guidelines for organised sport.
16/09/20 – Snowsport Scotland secures a key change to guidelines on ski school hire equipment allowing the previous mandatory 72hr resting period to now be reduced to 1hr provided a disinfectant approved to British standard EN14476 is applied after cleaning. This change to guidelines has now been approved by sportscotland. See latest published guidelines to right.
10/09/20 – First Minister announces that a limit of 6 persons now applies to all social gatherings inside and out BUT that this restriction does not apply to organised sport. This means that all guidelines listed in the adjacent table still apply for snowsports.
02/09/20 – Joint Statement from the Scottish Governing Bodies Forum
14/08/20 – Lowland Championships
SE and GBS made a decision at the beginning of July to not organise the Lowland championships as there wasn’t sufficient information from the facility on how they would manage 400+ athletes and spectators. It is also our understanding that in Holland the rules allow no more than 100 people in a gathering.
While we understand the enthusiasm to get back to competitions, we have a duty to make sure all activity we are linked with is done in a safe manner and to make our members aware of our position regarding this competition. To date we have seen no measures put in place to mitigate the risks of covid-19 for an event of this size. Therefore we need to inform our membership that we are not endorsing this race and have made this clear to the race organisers.
While we are doubtful the event will still go ahead we wanted to make it clear if it does that this is not supported by the HN’s, GBS or the TD forum and if attending your individual and club insurance might be invalid if the necessary guidance is not followed. Attendance is at your own risk
09/07/20 – Scottish Government announce Phase 3 to commence with immediate effect. This gives a green light to snowsports coaching for clubs and facilities. Key points are that fro outdoor drymat or snow activity:
- U12’s can be coached in any group size without social distancing
- 12-17yr olds can be coached in group sizes of up to 15 with social distancing recommended. (Note sportscotland have confirmed that the 5 household limit is waived)
- 18yr olds + can be coached in groups of up to 15 from up to 5 households only.
22/06/20 – GB Snowsport and the Home Nations announce today that we have extended the date of our cancelled events through until 31st August 2020.
We will be reviewing the situation on an on-going basis based on government guidance and will communicate any further decisions as the situation changes.
We take the health and welfare of our athletes/members extremely seriously and we would like to thank you for your cooperation during this time.
For further advice, please see the latest Government information and guidance take extra precaution if you have to travel on public transport, e.g. washing of hands, face masks, hand gels, coughing into tissue and disposing of it.
18/06/20 – Scottish Government announce that phase 2 exit from lockdown will start in a staged manner effective 18th June 2020.
28/05/20 – Scottish Government announce that Phase 1 exit from lockdown will start on Friday 29th May – see Roadmap.
11/05/20 – GB Snowsport and the Home Nations announces extension of cancellation of all events and activities through until 30th June 2020.
25/03/20 GB Snowsport and the Home Nations, postpone all activities (including competitions, events, athlete training sessions and courses) until further notice.
24/03/20 – Scottish Institute of Sport issue guidance on maintaining wellbeing through lockdown Looking after your wellbeing
18/03/20 – GB Snowsports issues communication announcing interruption to activities GB Snowsport Update
03/03/20 – Scottish Institute of Sport issue a guideline to minimise spread of COVID-19 Scottish Institute of Sport Communication
21/02/20 – Scottish Institute of Sport Issue fact sheet on emerging threat of COVID-19. Scottish Institute of Sport Update