9th August SCoT Protection Level Guidance
Scottish Government has updated the strategic framework document for managing COVID-19 which becomes effective from 9th August 2021. This provides an updated Bellow Level 0 (BL0)-4 Level approach to restrictions with each local authority area (or sub-area) placed in a relevant protection Level depending upon its COVID-19 status which will be reviewed weekly.
From 9th August 2021, all local authorities in Scotland move to BLO, allowing contact sport for all age groups. The total participants throughout the day must not exceed 5,000 people including instructors/coaches.
This period removes the requirement for physical distancing but face masks are still mandatory in non-playing areas. All participants, visitors and spectators should wear face coverings, indoors, before and after activity or when in non-playing areas of the facility.
At BL0 a maximum of 5000 people outdoors and 2000 people indoors can spectate subject to the organiser following Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): events sector guidancePeople who are symptomatic, including close contacts, should self-isolate for 10 days as per NHS Scotland guidance. From the 9th August 2021 close contacts 18 years of age or over who have been double vaccinated for more than 14 days or 5 to 17- year-olds, with no symptoms, will be able to take a PCR test and end self-isolation if the result is negative. No one who is self-isolating should attend a sports facility or activity.Full guidance can her found here.