COVID Safe Orienteering

As a sport, we must work together to resume orienteering responsibly and within the relevant Government guidance.

The Board of Directors have committed to following the respective advice of each government, and therefore there are likely to be periods when types of orienteering activities permitted, vary between different parts of the UK, depending on the Government guidelines and regulations. 

Latest Guidance:

All guidance is subject to any further restrictions that may be imposed by local or national Governments.


Full club guidance England 14 October 2020

Full club guidance England 10 September 2020

Coaching guidance England 25 September 2020

Full club guidance England 13 July 2020

Wales Full club guidance Wales 20 August 2020
Northern Ireland Full club guidance NI 17 September 2020

SOA event guidance 26 August 2020

SOA event guidance 15 July 2020

SOA COVID 19 Risk Assessment phase 3

Scottish Orienteering reactivation phase 3

Club support information

 The following links to information will support clubs and participants deliver safe orienteering.

Participant code of conduct

Event/activity signage zip file

Club support letter for landowners

PPE procurement option

Virtual Orienteering Registration guidance 

Useful Infographics
NB Click the link above and tick the documents you want and click download.

Visual Guidance Documents 

Below are some visual aids to help explain /show what a Covid Safe Orienteering Event looks like. The three documents are aimed  to support three different audiences .

Visual Guidance for Participants

Visual Guidance for Clubs

Visual Guidance for Landowners

Watch this space there is a short video clip to follow!!