COVID-19 Guidance


COVID-19 has impacted us all and this period of lockdown has been some of the most challenging many of us will have ever experienced.  

We have set up this COVID-19 Guidance hub to offer support and advice to our members, clubs and partners as we follow the Scottish Government route map out of lockdown.  We continue to consult with our members and partners on Guidance documents and can only publish this information once it has been approved by sportscotland and the Scottish Government.

These documents change and evolve as new advice is published and there may be movement forward or backwards through phases depending on the latest public health information. Please ensure you have the latest version of these documents located at the top of the page.


Scottish Swimming 'Back to the water' Route Map - Phase 3

Open Water Back to the Water COVID-19 Guidance - Phase 3

Open Water Risk Assessments - Phase 3

Land Training Back to the Water COVID-19 Guidance - Phase 3

Open Water Infographic  - Phase 3


Please find below a number of statements which we have issued in line with Government advice around the COVID-19 pandemic in chronological order.

11 August 2020: Emergency funding package needed to save leisure industry (news article)

3 August 2020:  Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport united in drive to reopen facilities (news article)

31st July 2020: Euan Lowe Podcast (video)

30 July 2020: Letter to Scottish Government from SGB CEO Forum

23 July 2020: Sottish Swimming Chief Executive on the first steps back to the water (news article)

9 July 2020: Response to Government announcement moving to Phase Three (news article)

3 July 2020: Back to the Water - first steps (news article)

29 June 2020: Resumption of Performance Sport (news article) and sportscotland guidance documents

26 June 2020: Back to the Water Guidance (news article)

23 June 2020: In response to UK Government Statement (news article)

18 June 2020: Scottish Government announce Phase 2 of route map out of lockdown (news article)

12 June 2020: Updated Statement on Open Water Swimming  (news article) and link to SH20UT guidance document

21 May 2020: Open Water Swimming Statement (news article)

14 May 2020: No imminent return to the pool (news article)

7 May 2020: Lockdown extended (news article)

1 May 2020: LEN confirms cancellation of European Junior Championships (news article)

30 April 2020: Awards Evening 2020 cancelled (news article)

16 April 2020: Scottish Swimming supports Aquatics Community with SS Connect Programme (news article)

14 April 2020:  Scottish Swimming statement on Zoom event (news article)

10 April 2020: Workout Live with National Squad Athletes (news article and booking link)

9 April 2020: Aquatics Community Pool Together (news article)                      

3 April 2020: Scottish Swimming Virtual Learning (news article and booking link)

2 April 2020: European Junior Championships postponed (news article)

30 March 2020: Online-virtual training guidance (news article and document links); Insurance Information-Excluded Activities & Online Safety Notice

25 March 2020: Competition Update (news article)

18 March 2020:  British Swimming Qualifying Window Update (news article)

17 March 2020: British Swimming Coronavirus Update (news article)

17 March 2020:   Scottish Swimming Advise Suspension of all Aquatic Activities (news article)

16 March 2020: In Response to Government Statement made on 16 March 2020 (news article)

14 March 2020: Advice to Clubs (news article)

13 March 2020: National Events Update (news article)

6 March 2020: First Covid-19 related statement from Scottish Swimming (news article)