The Directors of the SACU hope that you and your families are well. The First Minister issued direction to Scotland on the 28th May announcing Scotland should still “Stay at Home” and continue to socially distance until the R rate drops to a safe level.
The First Minister also advised that we are now in a position where phase 1 of the recovery plan can begin.
This means a relaxation of the rules around outdoor exercise in that we may exercise outside as much as we want, but we must stay within our local area (5 mile radius is recommended). It also means a return to some outdoor non-contact sports as part of that phased return. Full details of what that means is available on the Scottish Government website: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/pages/exercise/
We understand that SACU members are also keen to return to participation and we are currently working with sport
scotland and Scottish Government in this difficult time to develop the pathway to us re-starting our sports disciplines in a safe manner to not burden the NHS and other emergency services. We fully understand the frustrations of our members and we will do everything we can to ensure a quick but safe return to motorcycling.
We have been made aware of proposed events this weekend. A return to motorcycle sport is not yet permitted under the Scottish Government guidelines and SACU has not issued any event permits. We would like to remind members that SACU is the sole permit issuing authority for Scotland so events currently being promoted are unlawful and we would strongly advise our members not to participate.
The situation is very fluid, and we continue to monitor the daily changes with our partners. Event permits will be issued at the earliest opportunity, when it is safe to do so.
The SACU Board of Directors will hold virtual meetings post Scottish Government announcements when we will review the situation and deliver clear direction to our clubs and members on how we will move forward. Our Principles
These are the principles by which we will make our decisions: Safe We will ensure that transmission of the virus remains suppressed and that ourNHSand care services are not overwhelmed. Lawful
We will respect the rule of law which will include ensuring that any restrictions are justified, necessary and proportionate. Evidence-based
We will use the best available evidence and analysis. Fair & Ethical
We will uphold the principles of human dignity, autonomy, respect and equality. Clear
We will provide clarity to the public to enable compliance, engagement and accountability. Realistic
We will consider the viability and effectiveness of options. Collective
We will work with our partners and stakeholders, including theUKGovernment and other Devolved Nations, ensuring that we meet the specific needs of Scotland.
From the Board of Directors please stay safe and stay at home.