SKGB – Updated PHASE 3 documents Return to Physical Activity & Getting coaches ready for a return to Sport and Physical activity

 

The SKGB welcomes the First Minister’s announcement in terms of the latest planned moves through the route map process and the clear commitment of Scottish Government to re-start community and performance sport when it is safe to do so

 

The SKGB have been working with Sportscotland on the Updated PHASE 3 documents return to Physical Activity and Getting Coaches ready (see attached documents) both are a work in process documents and will be updated as announcements are made. You will all be aware that the First Minister outlined dates for the further easing of lockdown restrictions as part of the route map process (please see dates attached)

 

The following should be noted:

  • Public health and wellbeing remain the most pressing priority
  • We all have a responsibility to do what we can to continue to supress the spread of the virus
  • The SKGB are now in Updated PHASE 3 and urge participants to continue to adhere to the current public health guidance and sport guidance.
  • The SKGB are committed to working with Scottish Government, sportscotland, facility operators, local partners and other SGBs to progress plans for the return of sport when it is safe to do so as part of future phases of the route map.

 

Please find attached the following Updated Phase 3 documents.

  1. SKGB- Phase 3 Updated guidance 30th July 2020
  2. SKGB- Phase 3 Getting coaches ready for a return to sport and physical activity Updated 30th July 2020
  3. Letter from the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing 30th July 2020.

 

Key changes

Introduction:     Self-isolation days updated from 7 to 10days

Point 3:                Update on indoor sport and exercise indicative opening date of 14 Sept.

Point 18:              Organised Outdoor contact sport – updated to include Adults from 24 August (merged with previous children’s guidance)

Point 26:              Updated to include more detailed coaching information.

Point 35:              Clinically vulnerable people.  Removed as shielding restrictions lifted.

  

The major changes announced were:

  • Self-isolation: Those testing positive should self-isolate for 10 days (increased from 7 days previously). No change to 14 days self-isolation for those in contact with someone who tests positive or entering/returning from international travel from relevant countries.
  • Shielding: Shielding will be paused from 1 August. At that point those currently shielding can follow guidance for general public. Guidance for this group to return to work is available here.
  • Schools: Schools will re-open on 11 August. In some areas there will be a phased approach over the first few days. All schools will be open for all pupils for full-time education from 18th August. Detailed guidance is available here.

 

The key dates for sport supplied by Sportscotland (dates beyond 20 August are indicative only and subject to change) are:

 

  • Saturday 1 August
    • Shielding: Those shielding can now undertake work, including sports coaching (paid or voluntary). This group are already able to participate in sport and leisure activities.

 

  • Monday 3 August
    • Coaching: The cap on the number of households a coach can work with in a day is removed (currently four), subject to any sport-specific guidance. Limits on size and number of households in a group that a coach can work with at any one time remain. (Scottish Government are considering a date for relaxing restrictions of size of groups that can be coached at one time, but no date or detail given at this stage.)

 

  • Monday 11 August
    • Schools: Schools re-open. Education Scotland will publish guidance on safe practice in physical education in time for the return to school. Existing guidance to the public on organised outdoor sport for children and young people should be considered when planning and preparing for physical activity and sport in schools. Adult visitors to schools should be strictly limited only to those that are necessary to support children and young people or the running of the school, with potential impacts for those not based in a school, but involved in supporting PE and school sport. The provision of activities or clubs outside the usual school timetable can be conducted subject to the general guidance on school re-opening and relevant guidance to the general public, but schools should consider the need for out of hours cleaning when scheduling activities.

 

Indicative Dates (below dates are indicative, follow the next formal review point on 20th August, and subject to change)

 

  • Monday 24 August
    • Outdoor contact sport: Organised outdoor contact sport allowed to resume for adults, following relevant SGB guidance. (Currently only allowed for children under 18.)
    • Live outdoor events: Allowed to resume with physical distancing, enhanced hygiene and restricted numbers, subject to guidance. Further detail required to understand relevance to sports events.

 

  • Friday 14 September
    • Indoor sports facilities: Allowed to re-open following guidance, including physical distancing and enhanced hygiene. Government will keep under review whether this date can be brought forward. An earlier date may be given specifically for some indoor children’s activities.
    • Stadia: Limited re-opening following guidance including restricted numbers and physical distancing. Some test events may be held ahead of this date.
    • Live indoor events: Allowed to resume with physical distancing, enhanced hygiene and restricted numbers, subject to guidance. Further detail required to understand relevance to sports events.

 

NB: Opening of non-essential offices are subject to further review, but will not be before 11 September and may be later. Even when opened, working from home and working flexibly will remain the default.

The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Karate Governing Body Limited which, due to the present lockdown restrictions has been moved, and will now be held by Zoom Video Conferencing on Friday 31st July at 7pm.

 An invite has been emailed to all Association Chairpersons / Secretary to join the meeting.

 If a member Association has not received the invite please contact the SKGB office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The SKGB will be holding a zoom meeting on women’s experiences of karate during and post pregnancy on Monday the 29th of June at 7pm-8:30pm. This meeting aims to bring together women karateka, or former karateka, who have experienced pregnancy during their time in karate, to discuss their experiences and help the SKGB identify ways to support our members during this period in their lives. This meeting is intended for women who have experienced pregnancy during their time in karate only (rather than those who were pregnant prior to starting karate).

 

If you would like to take part please contact Chloe Maclean, director of women and girls interests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government announce new dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August until 5 September 2021.

The leaderships of the key parties came together via telephone conference earlier today, joined by IOC President Thomas Bach, Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshirō, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko, and agreed on the new schedule.

This decision was taken based on three main considerations and in line with the principles established by the IOC Executive Board (EB) on 17 March 2020 and confirmed at its meeting today. These were supported by all the International Summer Olympic Sports Federations (IFs) and all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs):

1. To protect the health of the athletes and everyone involved, and to support the containment of the COVID-19 virus.

2. To safeguard the interests of the athletes and of Olympic sport.

3. The global international sports calendar.

These new dates give the health authorities and all involved in the organisation of the Games the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates, exactly one year after those originally planned for 2020 (Olympic Games: 24 July to 9 August 2020 and Paralympic Games: 25 August to 6 September 2020), also have the added benefit that any disruption that the postponement will cause to the international sports calendar can be kept to a minimum, in the interests of the athletes and the IFs. Additionally, they will provide sufficient time to finish the qualification process. The same heat mitigation measures as planned for 2020 will be implemented.

In a call on Tuesday 24 March 2020, based on information provided by the WHO at the time, IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō concluded that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 would be held in their complete form and not later than summer 2021. The Prime Minister reiterated that the government of Japan stands ready to fulfil its responsibility for hosting these successful Games. At the same time, IOC President Thomas Bach stressed the full commitment of the IOC to successful Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Following today’s decision, the IOC President said: “I want to thank the International Federations for their unanimous support and the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees for the great partnership and their support in the consultation process over the last few days. I would also like to thank the IOC Athletes’ Commission, with whom we have been in constant contact. With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge. Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”

Andrew Parsons, the President of the IPC, commented: “It is fantastic news that we could find new dates so quickly for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The new dates provide certainty for the athletes, reassurance for the stakeholders and something to look forward to for the whole world. When the Paralympic Games do take place in Tokyo next year, they will be an extra-special display of humanity uniting as one, a global celebration of human resilience and a sensational showcase of sport. With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 512 days away, the priority for all those involved in the Paralympic Movement must be to focus on staying safe with their friends and family during this unprecedented and difficult time.”

The President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Mori Yoshirō, said: “IOC President Thomas Bach and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee held a conference call today to discuss in detail the revised dates of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Hashimoto Seiko and Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko joined the call. I proposed that the Games should be hosted between July and August 2021, and I really appreciate that President Bach, having discussed this proposal with the various international sports federations and other related organisations, kindly accepted my proposal. A certain amount of time is required for the selection and qualification of athletes and for their training and preparation, and the consensus was that staging the rescheduled Games during the summer vacation in Japan would be preferable. In terms of transport, arranging volunteers and the provision of tickets for those in Japan and overseas, as well as allowing for the COVID-19 situation, we think that it would be better to reschedule the Games to one year later than planned, in the summer of 2021. Notwithstanding the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time in history, and various other issues that have already been highlighted, the event schedule is the cornerstone of future preparations, and I am convinced that taking this decision promptly will help speed up future preparations. I would like to thank all the stakeholders, including the host city Tokyo and the Government of Japan, for their hard work during this short period. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will continue to work hard for the success of next year's Games.”

Governor Koike Yuriko said: “In consideration of the global coronavirus outbreak, we need a certain timeframe before we fully prepare for the delivery of Games that are safe and secure for the athletes and spectators. Also, the preparation for the new dates will go smoothly, as the dates match with same timeframe as the original competition dates, corresponding with ticketing, venue staffing, volunteers and transport. Therefore, I believe that celebrating the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 23 July 2021 is ideal. The athletes, volunteers, torchbearers and local municipality governments have been concerned about the situation. Since we now have concrete new dates to aim for, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will commit all its resources, and work closely with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the national government and other stakeholders to fully prepare for the delivery of Games that are safe and secure.”

It has previously been confirmed that all athletes already qualified and quota places already assigned for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will remain unchanged. This is a result of the fact that these Olympic Games Tokyo , in agreement with Japan, will remain the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.

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International Olympic Committee Press Release

View this press release online

 

 

March 24, 2020

Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the Olympic Minister, Hashimoto Seiko; the Governor of Tokyo, Koike Yuriko; the Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, John Coates; IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper; and the IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi.

President Bach and Prime Minister Abe expressed their shared concern about the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and what it is doing to people’s lives and the significant impact it is having on global athletes’ preparations for the Games.

In a very friendly and constructive meeting, the two leaders praised the work of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and noted the great progress being made in Japan to fight against COVID-19.

The unprecedented and unpredictable spread of the outbreak has seen the situation in the rest of the world deteriorating. Yesterday, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is "accelerating". There are more than 375,000 cases now recorded worldwide and in nearly every country, and their number is growing by the hour.

In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.

The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present. Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan. It was also agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. 

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To celebrate the brilliant women we have in Scottish Karate, take part in the SKGB’s women’s coaching week. Our aim of the week is to have as many senior graded women as possible having a shot at taking a class - whether that be a whole class, the whole week, or parts of a class alongside another coach. (Coaches please note if the women coaching in your class are not already SKGB approved coaches then an SKGB approved coach must be present to overlook the class.) Lets encourage and inspire Scottish karate’s next generation of women coaches! Please share photos of the week on social media to showcase our women in action, and send them to the SKGB Director of women’s interests: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SKGB Achievement

 

CHILDREN1st have informed the SKGB that we have now reached 100% compliance with the Standards in Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport as agreed with Sportscotland and CHILDREN1st.

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