Tuesday 5th January 2021

Coronavirus Update | Scottish Student Sport

Following the evolving Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, follow this page for how this will affect Scottish Student Sports events and competitions in the coming weeks. This page will be regularly updated with the latest news as and when we get it.

Following the evolving Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, follow this page for how this will affect Scottish Student Sports events and competitions in the coming weeks. This page will be regularly updated with the latest news as and when we get it.

Updated: 25th January 2021 at 16:30

Coronavirus (25/01/21) – Update

Following the latest announcement from the First Minister (19/01/21), the current lockdown regulations will remain in place until the middle of February and all individuals are encouraged to follow the stay-at-home guidance. Additionally, after consultation with the Competitions Committee, SSS has decided the following:

  • SSS will not host any indoor competition or activity for the remainder of Semester 2 of the 2020/21 academic year.
  • SSS will plan/work towards facilitating outdoor competition if restrictions allow for later in Semester 2. No competitions will be hosted until March at the earliest, and exam diets will be taken into consideration when choosing dates. Any competition held will follow Scottish Government and SGB guidance.
  • In-person, summer activity (May-July) will be considered if the results of current surveys (BUCS Return to Play, SSS Return to Play, and the Sports Chairs Consultation) indicate this is welcomed.
  • SSS Leagues will not happen although virtual alternatives may be offered.
  • The SSS National Squad Programmes will be reviewed.

SSS will continue to investigate and offer virtual activity, wherever possible, for the remainder of Semester 2 of 2020/21. SSS will continue to work closely with our members, partners, Scottish governing bodies and sportscotland throughout the coming months and provide further guidance and information in due course.

For any COVID -19 related queries please contact Chris Purdie, Head of Competitions at chris@scottishstudentsport.com.

Additional Information

The SSS office remains closed and all our staff will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Therefore the main SSS Office phones will be out of use. Should you need to contact any of our staff please reach out via email – a list of contact details for all our staff can be found here.

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