Step Forward Plan


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

Our plan is split into three steps: prepare, resume and rebuild, centred around four key pillars of support - people, places, programmes and protection, as shown in the video at the bottom of the page. Clubs and delivery partners can access the full set of resources, including videos, webinars and online activity ideas through the dedicated Step Forward site hosted by British Gymnastics

You will find the latest gymnastics guidance below based on the Scottish Government Covid-19 protection levels. The activity clubs can offer is dependent on when the Scottish Government says this can take place safely in line with public health priorities in individual local authorities.

The full guidance refers to documents you should read before your club reopens, such as getting your facilities ready for sport, which you will see below. You will also find risk assessments and reopening checklist which must be completed. Scottish Gymnastics insurance has been extended to cover endorsed outdoor activity. 

Gymnastics guidance

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 INDOOR gymnastics guidance and protection levels table version 13 - from 19 July 2021

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 OUTDOOR gymnastics guidance and protection levels table version 12 

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 coach contact guidance for clubs and coaches updated 15 July 2021

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 coach contact guidance for gymnasts, parents, carers 

On Monday 19 July all of Scotland will be in Covid-19 protection level 0.  
It is expected that on Monday 9 August, Scotland will move "beyond level 0" and we expect more information nearer the time about how that will affect gymnastics and current guidance.

The coach contact framework and action plan are only are valid for clubs operating in levels 4 to 1.

Coach contact is allowed at level 0: please follow the Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 indoor gymnastics guidance and protection levels table for details of how to do that safely

Essential templates and resources

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

Coach Contact resources added 5 May
•  Coach contact return risk assessment template
•  Coach contact club checklist
•  Coach contact coach checklist
•  Coach contact opt-in agreement template
•  Coach contact self-screening survey example
•  How to wear a facemask

Outdoor gymnastics risk assessment

Outdoor gymnastics checklist

Step Forward Cleaning Guidance - SCOTLAND  updated 30 March 2021

Gymnast self-screening survey example for foam pits and coach contact

Scottish Gymnastics Return to Training guidance

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

Covid-19 return to training principles and Training after Vaccination - click images below - added 14 July 2021


Reading and reference documents

Scottish Gymnastics: example illustration showing 9 sqm distancing

sportscotland - Getting your facilities fit for sport updated April 2021

sportscotland - Getting coaches ready for sport updated July 2021

Scottish Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance on the opening of indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities updated May 2021

Scottish Government sport and leisure facilities checklist

Return to Gymnastics - information for host venues

Club and host venue agreement example

Member offer

Scottish Gymnastics discounted sanitiser member offer

Member information

At home activities disclaimer

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