UPDATE FROM SCOTTISH GOLF – TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
As detailed in our COVID-19 Update yesterday, we were awaiting final detail from the Scottish Government about travel restrictions which will become law from 6pm this evening (Friday 20 November).
Following the parliamentary process, Scottish Golf has today received updated information on these restrictions and can confirm that the rules regarding travel are as follows:
Participants can travel to take part in organised sport and physical activity or informal exercise within their own Local Authority area.
If you live in a Level 3 or Level 4 local authority area you should:
Avoid any unnecessary travel out of the area.
Keep journeys within the area to an absolute minimum.
Participants aged 18 years or over (adults) living in a Level 3 or Level 4 area should only travel locally (within around 5 miles of their local authority area) to take part in physically distanced non-contact sport or exercise outdoors. You can also take part in local informal exercise such as golf that starts and finishes at the same place but straddles the boundary of two local authority areas.
Participants aged 18 years or over (adults) who live in a Level 0, 1 or 2 area should minimise unnecessary journeys and avoid travel to Level 3 or Level 4 areas to take part in sport or physical activity.
Participants aged 17 years or under can travel to and from Level 0, 1, 2 and 3 areas (but not Level 4) to take part in organised sport, physical activity, training and competition. Where living in a Level 4 area then you should only travel locally (within around 5 miles of their local authority area) to take part in physically distanced non-contact sport or exercise outdoors. You can also take part in local informal exercise such as golf that starts and finishes at the same place but straddles the boundary of two local authority areas.
We appreciate that the guidance for travel is slightly different to detail we provided earlier in the week. At all times our information is developed in partnership with sportscotlandbased on information available specific to sport and at the time of publication was based on the understanding at that time. Throughout our response to the pandemic, we have tried to ensure golf clubs have had as much time to prepare as possible ahead of any changes coming into force and been clear that the guidance can be subject to change.
Our COVID-19 Local Restrictions Summary Sheet has been updated to reflect today’s changes and can be accessed here.
We would like to remind all clubs that this legislation comes into force at 6pm this evening and Scottish Golf encourages all clubs and their members to adhere to the law at all times when travelling for exercise.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times and appreciate your understanding that guidance will remain subject to change at short notice as we continue our response to the pandemic.
Karin Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Golf