Monday, September 20, 2021

Exit Plan Framework

scottishathletics have now updated their Exit Plan Framework document with their own ‘route maps’ that adhere to the Scottish Government’s latest advice.

This follows on from the Scottish Government announcements on Thursday the 28th of May and the publication last week of  ‘COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis’ .

They're pleased to confirm that their Exit Plan Framework document is also accompanied by further separate guides for athletes, coaches and clubs/groups.

ATHLETES Phase 1 Advice 28 May

COACHES Phase 1 Advice 28 May

CLUBS Phase 1 Advice 28 May

It is intended that this should give some helpful clarity as the sport moves towards a return.

The guidance came into effect from Friday 29 May 2020.

Please note that advice for Phase 1 being communicated is that one-to-one coaching is permitted if it is outdoors, physical distancing can be maintained, and is with members of your household and/or members of one other household.

A coach should not deliver training to more than one household at any one time or provide training to more than one household per day.

Coaching a child (U18) from a different household one-to-one is not permitted unless a parent/carer is present, in order to comply with our scottishathletics safeguarding policy

Be aware that this guidance can change quickly, so please refer to the scottishathletics website regularly.

However, coaches and athletes must follow the guidelines from both a government policy perspective and for health and safeguarding reasons.

The plan is to update these documents (along with additional documents for event organisers and technical officials) as we exit Phase 1 and into each new phase.

scottishathletics are keen to stress that these documents are guides that we hope provides athletes, coaches, clubs, officials, event organisers and volunteers some advice and forward-thinking, allowing the sport to proactively plan ahead.

At all times, the Scottish Government guidance must be followed.

Information on the Scottish Government’s approach to managing Covid-19 is available at .

Additional information can be found via Health Protection Scotland at

There is also information available at the following