COVID-19 Resources

Phase 3: Getting coaches ready for a return to sport and physical activity (updated 24 August 2020)

This is a guidance document, developed to support partners during the phase 3 return to sport and physical activity period and should be considered in conjunction with the Scottish Government guidance. This guidance is to support coaches, leaders, personal trainers, and instructors on the phased return of sport in Scotland. If you are a coach, personal trainer, leader or instructor you can now work outdoors, providing all activity is consistent with current Scottish Government guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene – you will also need to make sure that you can adapt to changes in guidance at short notice.

Getting coaches ready for sport; a 4 stage checklist to support coaches as they prepare to return to sport

This guidance is to support delivery in all phases of return, and it covers some activity that may not be permissible in the current phase. It has been developed to support coaches, deliverers, volunteers, leaders, personal trainers and instructors in preparing for the safe return of delivering sport.

It is advisable to refer to your respective Scottish Governing Body, local authority or leisure trust website to access their most recent and up to date information. Some of these organisations have also developed their own COVID-19 example templates, and we would encourage you to explore them too, so that you can decide which example templates best meet your needs.