There’s no doubt that concern and anxieties surrounding the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting us all and how we think about our plans for the near future.

At SCO we are taking our responsibilities in minimising the impact and spread of this virus seriously, but not letting it panic us, and are putting in place appropriate measures to protect you, your loved ones and our team.

We are closely following government and ‘expert’ guidance on how best to prevent the spread, with the ultimate aim of protecting the more vulnerable, elderly and immune suppressed members of our society.

We consider ourselves a very low risk environment based on all current information available: Outdoor facilities, minimal close contact, small groups no greater than 10,

Here is a summary of what we are doing:

  • We are open as normal
  • Our bookings will not currently be impacted and will go ahead as scheduled
  • Our courses and smaller events are on as planned
  • We have implemented additional cleaning protocols for public areas
  • We have advised staff to minimise physical contact and wash hands regularly throughout the day
  • We are washing down hand held and worn equipment daily
  • Requiring all guests to wash or sanitise hands before taking part in any of the group activities.

Here is what we would like you to do:


  • Have a great time and enjoy a wonderful visit to our Centre.
  • Follow all current UK government health advice for dealing with the virus
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Minimise contact with others
  • If you feel you have symptoms (sore throat, persistent new dry cough, high temperature/fever), stay at home
  • If anyone in your household has symptoms, follow guidance and self-isolate for 14 days.
  • If you have pre-existing medical conditions, respiratory problems or low immunity, do not participate in group activities


Here is what we would recommend on a personal level:

  • This is not about how you will be affected; it’s about protecting the more vulnerable in society
  • Protect your elderly relatives and friends from potential contact with this virus
  • Offer members of your family/community help with shopping, urgent supplies, a friendly phone call
  • Don’t panic buy! – There is no shortage of anything other than what panic-buying creates

Lastly, please take care of yourselves and the ones you love and continue to get out in the fresh air and remain active.