Tuesday Orienteering is back...... but with some important changes

Control on boulder

Control on boulder

Posted: Wed 22 Jul 2020

We are absolutely delighted that we can re-start our regular Tuesday training and social meets, but of course we must minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 infection and keep in line with guidance and rulings from the Scottish Government.

Please read this item and make sure you understand how our Tuesday evenings have changed.

Being an outdoor sport where we disperse across the area is very much in our favour, but the social aspect is important to the club so we want to encourage you to linger and chat a bit before and/or after your run/jog/walk. Talking about your run without sharing sight of your map can actually be a very worthwhile exercise!

In order to be sure we keep within permitted numbers, you will need to pre-register everyone who wants to come to any Tuesday evening session - whether you intend to run or just to socialise. To do this, simply email Hilary Q (direct or via the Contacts page). I will then send you a PDF and you will print your own map. If necessary, we will arrange 2 separate sessions. DO NOT JUST TURN UP. Your email must be received no later than 2pm on the Tuesday to which it refers. Do not come if you feel unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms (well documented elsewhere - but please make sure you are aware of recent findings that a RASH is now considered a possible symptom). Also, do not attend if you have been told to isolate or quarantine. People in higher risk categories should be aware that meeting a group of people does increase the possibility of them becoming infected.

The normal start time will be 6:30; please arrive promptly. If numbers are such that we require a second session, this will run from the same place but with different start and finish times, or you will be asked to train at a different time during the week. Please ensure you remain 2m apart from each other and from any members of the public. Touch as little as possible. Bring (and use) hand sanitiser, wash your hands when you get home.

Sessions are open only to club members who live locally (to reduce the likelihood of spread, and to ensure traceability).

While we're not supplying maps, there will be no charge for participation.

All sessions will be registered with British Orienteering, but will not be shown in fixture lists.

Please bring your own midge repellent, tick remover, sticking plasters and anything else that you might occasionally borrow from others. First aid will be provided only in extreme circumstances.

Out of respect for your clubmates, you must tell me if you become ill or test positive for Covid-19 within a few days of attending a club session, or if you are told you had been in contact with an infected person and could have passed the virus on at a club session.

Though it's geared towards events, participants should read and abide by British Orienteering's Code of Conduct for Participants.

We will watch for changes in rulings and guidance, and adjust our training and social activities accordingly.

Orienteering markers will be in place for several weeks so if you want to use your map at another time, please do so. I'm looking at ways to give venue information with least effort; as an interim measure here's a list. The map PDF will include detail.

11 August - Uath Lochans again (with yet another twist to keep you on your toes)