JUDOSCOTLAND CONFIRMATION STATEMENT - 2020 SCOTTISH CADET TOURNAMENT, SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2020

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JUDOSCOTLAND CONFIRMATION STATEMENT - 2020 SCOTTISH CADET TOURNAMENT, SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2020

Posted: 06/03/2020

JudoScotland have been closely monitoring the advice being provided on the current Coronavirus (‘Covid-19’) outbreak by both the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.

As at 1200 hours today, no advice has been provided by either body extending to the limiting of public gatherings and/or cancelation of sporting events within Scotland. To that end, JudoScotland has taken the decision to make a statement confirming that the Scottish Cadet Open Tournament, on Saturday 7 March 2020, at the Lagoon Sports Centre (Paisley), will proceed as per previous event notifications.

At the tournament venue, there will be a number of information notices concerning the Coronavirus outbreak and we would ask all those attending to take note of and to follow the advice contained within them.

Whilst recognising the many friendships that Judo affords its participants, we would respectfully ask that everyone attending the tournament think about refraining from shaking hands with friends and colleagues on this occasion, in a bid to prevent potential infection transmission. The media has been full of different ways to potentially greet people without shaking hands, including the “Elbow Bump” and the “Wuhan Shake” amongst others!

As always, in addition to the standard provision of first aid provided by The Lagoon Sports Centre, the tournament itself has its own first aid provision – primarily for competitors. Please note that should you fall ill during the event we would ask that you leave the venue at the very earliest opportunity and follow the most current guidelines issued by the Scottish Government/National Health Service (NHS).

Against all the above background, we would like to wish you a successful tournament and to thank you for your assistance in ensuring that it is delivered in as safe a manner as possible when taking into consideration the current global health outbreak.