NOTE: Please read full guidance linked at the bottom of this page
SSF Covid-19 Statement – Phase 2 (AMENDED/UPDATED 3RD JULY 2020)
If you do decide to go surfing in Scotland from the 3rd of July 2020, Scottish Surfing Federation advice is as follows:
- MAINTAIN APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL DISTANCING & HYGIENE
At all times surfers should adhere to the Scottish Government’s social distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others including before, during and after surfing
- ONLY USE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT & AVOID COMMON TOUCHPOINT SURFACES
Don’t borrow your friend’s board or wetsuit and when you are surfing try to avoid touching things like gates, door handles and handrails
Know your own ability, the conditions and be familiar with the spots you choose to surf. You should only surf if you are competent.
Travel restrictions outlined by the Scottish Government should always be adhered to. You can now travel outwith your local area for exercise. No shared travel can take place with multiple household groups in the same vehicle at any time. The latest advice can be found on the Scottish Government website.
If there are people already surfing it is advised to wait or choose another spot to surf to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. Park your car away from others and try to leave a spot as promptly as possible after surfing.
Full guidance is available on the www.thessf.com and all those who plan to surf should read this guidance
Further information on the Scottish Government’s approach to managing covid-19 is available at www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19
IMPORTANT: Do not leave your home to undertake exercise or outdoor activity if Scottish Government advice means you should stay at home because you or someone you live with has or has had symptoms of COVID-19. People who are shielding are permitted to undertake activities providing strict physical distancing is adhered to, however the SSF strongly advise that people who are shielding should not go surfing. People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days; household members for 14 days as per info on NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should be surfing.
FULL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT AVAILABLE HERE:
SSF Phase 2 Guidance – 19_06_2020 (FINAL)
GUIDANCE FOR SURF SCHOOLS AND SURF CLUBS AVAILABLE HERE:
SSF Surf School Guidance Phase 2 (FINAL)
UPDATED FULL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT 3RD JULY 2020:
SSF Phase 2 Guidance – 03_07_2020