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

Although outdoor gymnastics is still allowed in level 4 only for those aged 11 and under, we ask clubs to carefully consider whether it is safe to offer outdoor activities when schools remain closed and community transmission levels of the new Covid-19 variant remain high.

We also appreciate the winter weather means these activities may not be carried out safely just now so please remember to take this into consideration in risk assessments.

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 guidance including protection levels table version 6 updated 18 January 2021

Scottish Gymnastics Covid-19 protection levels table version 6 updated 18 January 2021

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

Outdoor gymnastics risk assessment

Outdoor gymnastics checklist

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

Step Forward Cleaning Guidance - SCOTLAND 

Reading and reference documents

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

Member offer

Scottish Gymnastics discounted sanitiser member offer

Member information

At home activities disclaimer

LEVEL 4 INFOGRAPHICS - downloads for club social media 




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