Latest sport and physical activity guidance

The Scottish Government updated the official guidance for the COVID-19 protection level for each local authority area on 19 July 2021.

This guidance allows for participation in a wider range of sports and physical activity. During participation you should ensure you are applying physical distancing and good hygiene rules and following all other Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance.

A guide has been developed to enable Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport to develop sport-specific guidance for the Return to sport and physical activity updated 17 September 2021.  

You should follow the latest sport-specific guidance as published below.

List of contact and non-contact sports and activities (updated 26 April). This is an overview of what constitutes contact and non-contact sports and activities. For more information and greater detail please see specific sport guidance documents below.

Outdoor sports
Activity type  Level 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3  Level 4

Under 18

Non-contact

 ✓

Under 18

Contact

Adult

Non-contact

Adult

Contact

 

Indoor sports
Activity type  Level 0 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3  Level 4

Under 18
Non-contact

✓ 

✓ 

✓ 

✓ 

Under 18
Contact
✓  ✓  ✓  ✓ 
Adult
Non-contact
✓  ✓  ✓  No groups
Adult
Contact
✓ 

 

Sport specific guidance

w/c 13 September

w/c 30 August

w/c 23 August

w/c 9 August

w/c 2 August

From 16 July

From w/c 21 June

From w/c 24 May

From w/c 17 May

From w/c 26 April

Updated following w/c 5 April guidance

Updated w/c 28 September

Updated w/c 14 September

Updated W/C 7 September

Updated W/C 24 August

Previous updates

 

Date published: 27 May 2020
Date updated: 17 September 2021

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