Friday 25 September 2020

Return to Curling Guidelines Remain Unchanged

With restrictions across Scotland now being tightened to mitigate a recent rise in Covid-19 cases, please see the statement below from Scottish Curling’s CEO, Bruce Crawford.

" I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure members, that the First Minister’s latest statement on Covid-19 restrictions makes no changes to our ‘Return to Curling’ guidance.

There is no suggestion that a return to sport has increased the spread of the virus.

Rather, there is huge recognition that playing and enjoying sport has a positive and uplifting effect on our mental health and general wellbeing.

We have been working hard in partnership with officials to make sure every protocol in place at ice rinks will keep participants, staff and volunteers safe.

I visited my local rink yesterday, seeing first-hand the thorough and extensive measures in place, ready for curlers’ return.

Yes, this season will be different; but I urge members to support their local rinks, and the sport we love, and wish all those who choose to curl a safe and enjoyable season. "

Our latest guidance can be found on the Covid-19 section of our website here

Bruce Crawford, CEO
Scottish Curling