SIH adults given green light to play as restrictions are eased

Scottish Ice Hockey is delighted to confirm that adult contact sport will be allowed indoors from Monday, 19th July.

The country enters lockdown Level 0 from the start of next week, opening the door for ice hockey to fully resume for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions started.

Due to the change in social distancing limits indoors, the capacity to have more people on the ice will also increase, with up to 50 people allowed on a full-sized ice pad.

Each ice facility will have protocols to follow, and the wearing of face masks will still be required, entering, leaving and moving around the facility, but not on the ice.

SIH COVID-19 officer, Jim Paterson, said: “This has been a really tough time for the sport, but we appear to be returning to some semblance of normality.

“Updated guidance from sportscotland will be circulated when we receive it, but it finally looks like our sport is back and in a form we all hoped for, with little or no restrictions.

“We now urge everyone to work together to get our sport back up and running for the next scheduled season.”

(Image permission: Derek Black)