Step Forward Plan

In partnership with British, Welsh and English Gymnastics and Gymnastics Northern Ireland, we have created the Step Forward Plan to help the gymnastics community, in response to Covid-19 as we work together for a safe return to gymnastics.

Our plan is split into three steps which will depend on phases under the Scottish Government route map through and out of Covid-19: prepare, resume and rebuild. It is centred around four key pillars of support – people, places, programmes and protection, as shown in the video below.

Clubs and delivery partners will also be able to access a host of resources, including videos, webinars and guidance documents via a dedicated Step Forward site hosted by British Gymnastics

The Scottish Government published Scotland’s Covid-19 route map through and out of the crisis on 21 May which sets out the order in which it plans to relax restrictions. Based on our discussions with Scottish Government and sportscotland and following the easing of lockdown, Scottish Gymnastics insurance has been extended to cover endorsed outdoor activity. Our phase 3 guidance along with outdoors gymnastics risk assessment and checklist is in place from 13 July.

The First Minister announced on 20 August that indoor gymnastics can resume from 31 August. We will send the Scottish Government and sportscotland guidance for a safe return to member clubs once we have details and had our relevant information for gymnastics approved by them. In the meantime, sportscotland has published a document about getting facilities ready for sport which shows the checklists of considerations for all indoor sports halls which you'll find below. Our approved guidance will incorporate this.

Indoor Gymnastics

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 guidance including protection levels table version 4 updated 20 November 2020

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 protection levels table version 4 updated 3 November 2020

Reopening summary checklist and self-declaration template - Scotland
•  Scottish Gymnastics self-declaration e-learning module

Step Forward Risk assessment form template v1
•  Agility sample risk assessment A
•  Agility sample risk assessment B
•  British Gymnastics risk assessment e-learning module

Covid-19 in your club guidance: contacts, self-isolation, symptoms and tests

Step Forward Cleaning Guidance - SCOTLAND 

Scottish Gymnastics: example illustration showing 9 sqm distancing

sportscotland - Getting your facilities fit for sport August 2020 - sports halls

sportscotland - Getting your facilities fit for sport August 2020  - general help with planning

sportscotland - Getting your facilities fit for sport August 2020 - further resources

sportscotland - Getting your coaches ready for sport

Scottish Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance on the opening of indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities

Scottish Government sport and leisure facilities checklist

Return to Gymnastics - information for host venues

Club and host venue agreement example

Outdoor Gymnastics

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 route map phase 3.4 outdoor guidance updated 10 October for clubs in areas under local measures

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 route map phase 3.3 outdoor guidance  updated 16 September 2020

Outdoor gymnastics risk assessment 

Outdoor gymnastics checklist

Member offers

Scottish Gymnastics discounted sanitiser member offer




If you have any questions about the Step Forward Plan and resources, or a business specific query, please contact our development team on