Update from Mountaineering Scotland. 3 July 2020

Update from Mountaineering Scotland has produced amended guidelines for walkers and climbers in Scotland for the further relaxations in Phase 2 of the Scottish Government route map for easing lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 3 July 2020.

The guidelines have been created in collaboration with the Mountain Safety Group which includes Scottish Mountain Rescue, Mountain Training Scotland, Glenmore Lodge, and the Association for Mountaineering Instructors, as well as through work with many other partner organisations.The purpose of this guidance is to provide a framework for hill walkers and climbers within the current Scottish Government public health advice and phase of exit from lockdown, and to highlight additional considerations to be aware of in the presence of COVID-19 when taking part in these activities.We urge everyone heading out to enjoy the outdoors to be mindful of how their individual actions reflect on the whole outdoor community. The key will be for individuals to take a sensible approach to their activities, use your judgement to manage the risks, and to consider the social responsibility we all have to each other, to protecting our emergency services and to minimise the transmission of COVID-19.Guidance for hill walkers and climbersPlease read the guidance in full before planning your activities and remember to:Be prepared: Some car parks, toilets and other facilities may remain closed.Be safe: Plan ahead and stay well within your limits – whatever your activity – to avoid the need for rescue and emergency services.Be considerate: Think about how your actions might impact on others and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times.Please note that advice from the Scottish Government may differ from that for England and Wales.The latest public health information for Scotland can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Hope you all have a safe time on the hills, I am waiting for better weather.

Arran.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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