Posted on 28th May 2020

horsescotland guidance for Coaches

Subsequent to the First Minister's speech, Scottish Government continue to issue guidelines providing updated advice, we are delighted that clarification on one to one coaching has now been released following representation from sportscotland and Scottish Sports Association.


For Coaches and Trainers, the guidance is as follows:

One on one personal training or coaching is permitted if it is outdoors, physical distancing can be maintained, and is with members of your household and/or members of 1 other household. A coach or personal trainer should not deliver training to more than 1 household at any one time or provide training to more than 1 household per day. When participating in training or coaching, where possible, avoid touching surfaces and sharing equipment and touching your mouth and face.


For Facilities, the guidance is as follows:


  • Indoor sport facilities must remain closed at this time.
  • Play parks must also remain closed due to the increased risk of transmission via surfaces such as playground equipment.
  • Unmanned, open facilities such as outdoor skate parks or cycle pump tracks can be used, with strict physical distancing in place.


Full information can be found here:


horsescotland recognises there are shortfalls within these guidelines and are lobbying for review.  We will provide further update as soon as it becomes available.


Thank you for your continued support.