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COVID-19 Scottish Rowing Updated Guidance - Local Measures

Posted 9 October

Following the First Minister’s speech on Wednesday 7 October, the following temporary changes to our guidance will apply both to clubs located in and members living in the health board areas detailed below.

While the introduction of further restrictions is disappointing, it is vital that we all continue to do what we can to help suppress the spread of the virus and to support the public health agenda.


We know this is a frustrating time for rowers and clubs but we appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work together to manage the safe return to rowing.

We continue to work closely with sportscotland, the Scottish Government and other Scottish Governing bodies to develop our guidance to ensure rowing can take place safely.

As always, there are likely to be further updates to this guidance as restrictions change either nationally or locally so if you are going rowing, please check the guidance and check ahead with your club.

For the detailed update, please consult the Current Guidance for Rowing on our website.  The key points are summarised below.

Summary of local measures

Areas impacted by local measures:

Health BoardLocal AuthorityClub
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Glasgow City
East Renfrewshire
East Dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire
Clyde ARC
Clydesdale ARC
Glasgow Schools RC
The Glasgow Academy
Glasgow University Boat Club
Strathclyde University Boat Club
Glasgow Rowing Club
Loch Lomond RC
Castle Semple RC
Lanarkshire North Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
Strathclyde Park RC
Edinburgh University BC
Heriot Watt UBC
Ayrshire and Arran North, South and East Ayrshire  
Lothian Edinburgh City
West Lothian
East Lothian
St Andrew BC
Edinburgh University BC
Heriot Watt UBC
Forth Valley Falkirk
Stirling RC
Stirling University BC
  • Crew boat rowing is suspended for people aged 18 and over either living in the above areas or participating in clubs within the above areas. Single sculling and same household crew boats are still permitted.This guidance applies for all rowing training and competition and is effective from 10 October 2020 to 25 October inclusive.
  • Children and young people under the 18 years of age can continue to row in crew boats if all relevant guidance is followed.
  • People are advised to avoid unnecessary travel to or from the above areas to participate in rowing training or competition.
  • Young adults under 18 years of age can continue to take part in indoor non-contact sports training, activity and competition.
  • Adults (18 years of age or older) should not take part in any indoor group activity such as exercise classes, any form of contact sport, group competitions or group coaching/training.

Scottish Rowing

9 October 2020