Following the announcement to postpone all shinty under our remit until further notice we would like to recommend that this should include all fixtures, training, festivals and other events. In light of the government restrictions on public gatherings and the resulting pressure on emergency services and healthcare provision, the Camanachd Association have postponed all fixtures under our auspices whilst a further assessment can be made and to reduce any additional pressure our activities may have otherwise had on emergency services.
Ultimately, training is out with the Camanachd Association's jurisdiction and remains a club and player decision. We know that being physically active is one of the best things we can generally do to reduce the risk of infection and stay healthy however our guidance at present is focused on the wellbeing of all members and their families during such an uncertain time. Additionally it should not be overlooked that one of the age demographics most vulnerable to the coronavirus is older people many of whom play important roles in Shinty clubs. As a result we are postponing all shinty fixtures and advising at this time that this should include training. We will endeavour to provide due notice to clubs ahead of any future shinty matches so as there is time to restart training.
During the suspension period the Camanachd Association will undertake further assessment and advise on any further action that may be required. In addition during this uncertain time we would also encourage clubs, where possible to have committee meetings via video conferencing using software such as Google Hangouts. If you do have any symptoms you should not attend any committee meetings at all.
For full guidance please refer to National Guidance - NHS Scotland