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UDPATED:      Friday 3rd April 2020


Dear students, colleagues and friends, 

During this unprecedented time, we are doing all that we can to protect our staff and sports club members in ways that enable them to stay safe. To achieve this, the Strathclyde Sport and Strathclyde Students' Union buildings have been closed, including all venues and events cancelled that were due to take place at both sites.

We hope you understand this also means that our services will be reduced for the time being to support essential enquiries only. This will mean that response times may be slower than normal, but in most cases, we will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours. If you have any enquiry relating to medical symptoms, please contact the NHS. Below is more information about our operations and we hope you and your family are staying safe during these unprecedented times.

Best wishes,

Strathclyde Sports Union


Sport Programme Update

We are aware of the concerns of both clubs and members about club training relating to the continued spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The wellbeing, health and safety of all our student and alumni members, coaches, volunteers and officials are a priority for Strathclyde Sports Union, and we are aware that a number of planned fixtures and competitions have already been cancelled or postponed.

Our position is to follow official guidance from the University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Students’ Union and National Governing Bodies (NGB) for Sport regarding the participation in Sports Union club activity.

In reaching decisions about club training, fixtures and other activities that might be taking place, University of Strathclyde sports clubs are encouraged to consider the following advice:

  • All University of Strathclyde sports club activity has been suspended from Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice. This decision has been made based on guidance from the University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Students' Union, National Governing Bodies for Sport and the Scottish & UK Government's.

  • All StrathActive social and recreational sport activities, including those taking place external to Strathclyde Sport, have been suspended from Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice.

  • The University of Strathclyde intramural sport competition organised by the Sports Union on Saturday 28 March 2020 has been cancelled.

  • All BUCS activity has been suspended, both sporting and non-sporting, from 23:59hrs on Tuesday 17 March 2020 until 09:00hrs on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

  • All Scottish Student Sport activity has been suspended, both sporting and non-sporting, until Sunday 5 April 2020.

  • All sports club trips have been cancelled including vehicle and coach hire bookings. No further booking requests will be accepted by the Sports Union, nor applications for Student Driver insurance.

  • Access to St Paul's club stores has been suspended for all user sports clubs (i.e. Canoe, Surf & Mountaineering) until further notice. Please contact Leanne Carnan if you have any queries.

  • Regular communication from the club committee with members, coaches, officials and volunteers is essential and consideration must be given to those who have concerns about their health.

  • Anyone with a persistent cough and, or a temperature or flu like symptoms should avoid the risk of spreading their infection by following government advice. For more information please visit online resources from Strath UnionUniversity of Strathclyde and Health Protection Scotland.


Sport Operations Update

  • Sports Union staff have been advised to transition to a period of home working from Wednesday 19 March 2020 until further notice. Please refrain from coming into the Sports Union office as the building will be closed. Visit the contacts section of the website for relevant personnel details.

  • The 2020 Sports Union AGM scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24th March 2020 has been scheduled for Friday 3 April 2020. Nominations for position on the 2020-21 Sports Executive Committee are now closed.

  • Strathclyde Students' Union have taken the decision to close their building from 16:00 on Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice. All Union services, wherever possible, will be delivered digitally from Tuesday 17 March 2020.

  • Sports clubs are encouraged to undertake Club AGM's digitally before Friday 24 April 2020. The Sports Union will engage member sports clubs over the coming period to support delivery of all AGM's and election of 2020-21 commitee members.

  • Strathclyde Sports Union will continue to work closely with the University and Students Union and will support clubs as decisions around the participation in sport are made. 

  • This is an ongoing and fast-moving situation and as such any guidance and advice will be subject to further review and recommendation from authorities. In the meantime, please continue to follow advice and make use of the resources available for up to date information about Coronavirus.


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