COVID-19 coaching information and resources

In keeping with sportscotland and Scottish Governing Bodies (SGBs) guidance, we are working to get our clubs back up and running while also planning for new activities. It is important that coaches, deliverers, volunteers, leaders, personal trainers and instructors (hereinafter referred to as “coaches”) are aware and can adapt to changes in guidance at short notice.

To find COVID-19 information updates and announcement's for your sport's governing body visit sportscotland's website


'Getting coaches ready for sport' - checklist for coaches, deliverers and instructors to support the safe return to sport and physical activity. Also guidance for SGBs and deliverers of education. 


'Latest sport and physical activity guidance' - sport-specific guidance on undertaking sport safely within current Scottish Government guidance. 'Return to sport and physical activity' PDF - 26th April update.


A big thank you to everyone who is working hard to keep people as active as possible during this challenging time.

E-Learning Modules

Click on the e-learning module links below for key information and guidance to support the safe delivery of sport and physical activity as we move out of lockdown.


COVID Officer E-Learning Module 



Back FC Coaching

Following the Scottish Government's easing of restrictions on the 24th March, whereby the Western Isles moved into Level 3, all our youth (under 18 years old) teams can train both indoor and outdoor once again. Adult (18+) indoor training is currently prohibited, however, outdoor non-contact only training is permitted.

Please visit the SFA website for the latest football training guidance.

'SFA Level Three Guidance' 26th April


Return to Football Routemap

"The routemap for the return to football detailed below has been released to reflect the Scottish Government's proposed routemap out of lockdown. It outlines the proposed plan for training, match play and travel for children, young people and adults."  SFA, Friday 2nd April.

SFA Return to Football 2021 Routemap

Youth Coaching (Under 18s)

Please follow SFA Level Three guidelines and our facility guidance when using the Indoor Sports Arena. Updated 26th April 2021.


'Back FRC AWP Training Protocols' Word or PDF version


'Back FRC AWP Youth Match Protocols' Word version (to request a PDF version please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


SFA COVID Protection Levels Update: Under-18s Matchday Protocol PDF

Adult Coaching (18+)

Adult contact football training is currently prohibited. Only outdoor non-contact training is permitted within maximum 'field of play bubbles'. Please refer to SFA Level Three guidelinesUpdated 26th April 2021

For organised training, all numbers refer to maximum ‘field of play bubbles’. This includes players, coaches and officials.

  • 15 within a 1/4 size pitch area
  • 20 within a 1/3 size pitch area
  • 30 within a 1/2 size pitch area


SFA Phase 3 Return to Training: Coaching Sessions - Adults (18) PDF


Keep checking back for updates.

Coach Development

To find information on SFA coaching pathways and courses please click here. Many of their courses are currently being delivered online via Zoom and can be booked as usual via Scottish FA Live.


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