Scottish Government: Route Map (Phase 3) Update: 14 July 2020

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Scottish Government: Route Map (Phase 3) Update: 14 July 2020

Posted: 15/07/2020

On Thursday 9 July, the First Minister announced the beginning of the movement into the third phase of the Scottish Government’s ‘route map’ out of lockdown. As stated at the time, public health and wellbeing remained the priority for the Scottish Government and Phase 3 was viewed as a further relaxation of the previous exercise guidelines.

Updated Guidance

Following the Scottish Government announcement last Thursday, JudoScotland - working closely with sportscotland – have produced an updated guidance document for Judo-in-Scotland around the introduction of Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s route map.

Now that this guidance has been formally endorsed by sportscotland, we are in a position to circulate this guidance to: Member Clubs; Coaches; Judoka; Parents and Guardians (where appropriate).

To assist those reading the document, we have highlighted the updates/changes to the previous version of the document (Phase 2) in yellow. The guidance contained within this document aims to help Judo-in-Scotland further plan to re-start its delivery of Judo-related physical activity, both responsibly, safely and in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

These guidelines will be updated further as Scotland progresses through Phase 3 and ultimately into Phase 4 of the Scottish Government Covid-19 route map. Please note that at the present time, all indoor sport and exercise facilities, including toilets, changing rooms and storage areas remain closed.  Please click the link below to view the document.

 Return to Sport Document Phase 3 Version Final.pdf


If you are a coach you can now work outdoors, providing all activity is consistent with current Scottish Government guidance on health, physical distancing (where appropriate) and hygiene and is with members of your household and/or members of up to four (4) other households (no more than 15 participants) including the coach.

Coaches will also need to ensure that you can adapt to any future changes in guidance at short notice.

Competitive Judo

Within phase three (3) of the Scottish Government ‘Route map’, there will be no provision of national, domestic competition for judoka.

Moving Forward

The attached, endorsed guidance is only a start. JudoScotland will now look to develop and provide supporting documentation to assist those Member Clubs and coaches that wish to begin to re-start and or develop further Judo-related activity within their locality.

Club COVID Officer

As part of the Scottish Government guidelines, all JudoScotland Member Clubs require to appoint a ‘COVID Officer’. This identified individual has a specific role to play and we would encourage Clubs to fully read the guidance prior to identifying a person for this role.

We would also request that Clubs provide JudoScotland with the name and contact details of their appointed COVID Officer, so that we can provide updated information (as and when this becomes available) directly to them.

Please forward the name and contact details (email; telephone) for your Club COVID Officer to:

On-Going Support

Should any member Club or coach require further support concerning this guidance, or for information around implementing any aspect of a return-to-Judo, please contact a member of staff below, or alternatively email:

Sam Ingram

Regional Development Officer (East)


t: 07738 846529

Luke Struthers

Regional Development Officer (West)


t: 07738 846527

Colin Aitken

Safeguarding & Wellbeing Executive


t: 07495836223

Tony Penfold

Head of Business Delivery


t: 07949 888074