COVID-19 UPDATE – 14TH MAY 2021
Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,
The First Minister has provided an update on COVID-19 and related restrictions. The key points covered were the movement in Levels from 17 May, and some changes to Level 2 restrictions.
Movement in levels from Monday 17 May
Level 3: Moray and City of Glasgow remain at Level 3.
Level 2: The rest of the mainland, Skye and some islands will move to Level 2 (The limit for gatherings inside private homes will match that for inside public places – 6 people from 3 households. No physical distancing will be required in homes and gardens.)
Level 1: Orkney, Shetland, the Western Isles, the Highland islands with the exception of Skye, and the Inner Hebrides islands in Argyll will move to Level 1.
The intention remains for the country to move to Level 1 on 7 June, and Level 0 on 28 June, however in light of the recent rise in infections Scottish Government will be reviewing this position in the coming weeks.
Please see below some information on what this means for the table tennis community in SCOTLAND:
In summary from Monday 17 May:
- If you are a PLAYER or COACH resident in a local authority area placed in Levels 0, 1, 2 the current TTS Return to Play Guidelines continue to apply and the Bubble system is allowed.
- If, however, you are a PLAYER resident in a local authority Level 3 area, (Moray and City of Glasgow) please note the BUBBLE system is suspended. Play can take place on multiple tables for example but there can be no changing of partners during the session.
- There is no change to the guidance for under 18s at Levels 0, 1, 2, 3.
- Please note if you are a COACH operating in a Level 3 area you can ONLY offer Adults, a One to One session.
Information on what travel is permitted in the five protection levels for each local authority area is available at Coronavirus (COVID-19): local protection levels. Specific information on car sharing is available from Transport Scotland: advice on how to travel safely.
Table Tennis Scotland is aware that these measures are complex but we hope that all members will continue to adhere to our Return to play Guidelines and play a valuable role in helping to restrict the spread of Covid 19.
We are also aware that many of you are still unable to play because most local authorities have not been able to open up many of their facilities for community use. Rest assured we and our colleagues in sportscotland are working hard with local authorities around Scotland to address this very difficult situation.
Please be patient and if you are able to play table tennis in your area we would ask you to continue to be vigilant, adhere rigidly to our Guidelines and look after each other.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call: Richard Yule: 07739 574 356 (m)
It’s good to talk!
Stay healthy, keep safe and enjoy your game.
TTS Chief Operating Officer
07739 574 356
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