Following the Scottish Government publication of Scotland’s route map from lockdown, Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) and British Orienteering will consider how each phase has implications for orienteering in Scotland.
Today’s news is obviously very welcome however we would remind all members that until 28th May when we receive further guidance from the Scottish Government the current restrictions in Scotland remain in place.
We will take some time to consider the Scottish Government route map to provide orienteering in Scotland the correct guidance and outline a clear re-activation plan for the coming weeks and months ahead. While today’s statement by the First Minister gave us hope of increased outdoor activity it is imperative we realise that we have not, at this stage, been given the green light to ‘return to sport’. Both Scottish Orienteering and British Orienteering with other outdoor sports will be working closely to fully understand the route map and ensure we operate in line with the latest public health information at every stage.