STATEMENT Scottish Handball Association 14/9/20 | 

While everyone connected with the Handball Family has been looking forward to the return of indoor contact sport, we understand the decisions taken by the Scottish Government for public health reasons.

Recent figures serve as a timely reminder that the virus has not gone away and we all have a responsibility to do what we can to help suppress the spread of the virus at this time. 

Whilst it is disappointing that there has been no change to provision for indoor non-contact sport,  we recognise it is important to play our part  and ensure that sport can return safely. 

We do believe that sport can be delivered safely and we will be working with partners including the Scottish Government, sportscotland and facility operators to work towards the resumption of indoor contact sport.   

While we know this is a frustrating time for everyone involved patience is still required as we continue to make progress. Venue operators are continuing to take a phased approach to the reopening of facilities which may take some time. 

Several challenges including the current economic landscape still need to be overcome before the delivery of sport in local communities and at a club level will be considered in any way back towards anything like normal.  Everyone connected with Scotland’s sporting system is working together to address these challenges and patience and understanding will be required while that work is undertaken.

The current Phase 3 Handball guidelines are here: Guidelines

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