Guidance for participants and parents/carers

The club have made a number of changes to the way it operates to mitigate the risk of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreading among club members and volunteers, while maintaining the club’s regular level of safety and child protection.

Before the session

Pre-booking and health declaration

All participants must have pre-booked each individual session on eventbrite and signed a self declaration form to confirm that the participant:

  • has not experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 7 days, or any member of the household has experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days. As a reminder, the current coronavirus symptoms are as follows:
    • A new continuous cough
    • A high temperature
    • A loss or change in taste or smell
  • has not been in known contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • has not returned from a country not on the exemption list in the last 14 days
  • is not self isolating and has not been asked to remain at home by the NHS Scotland Test and Protect system

Please make sure that contact details are correct and up to date. In attending the sessions, you agree to your details being shared with NHS Test and Protect if someone at a session subsequently tests positive for COVID-19.

Bike and equipment check

  • Check the bike is in good working condition, to reduce the need for trailside repairs. Before each session, please perform a full ‘M check’ to check all components of the bike – a video on how to do this is at
  • Ensure you bring all required equipment. Pack a suitable rucksack to wear while mountain biking, spare layer/waterproof and spare inner tube for the bike. Please also bring water and any snacks for the ride. Coaches cannot hand out any food, but will be able to provide hand-sanitiser to participants if needed during the activity. Bring fully charged front and rear lights for the bike once evenings become dark.

On arrival and departure

  • You must sanitise your hands before and after the session. A sanitiser station will be located in the car park.
  • Follow the one way system on the Kinnoul map below at drop-off and pickup, keeping 2m distance from all other households. Group meeting points are numbered on the map.
  • Only one adult should accompany each participant from the carpark to drop-off and pickup, to avoid crowding.
  • Toilet facilities at Kinnoul are not available at this time, owing to the risk of viral transmission.
  • Follow Scottish Government travel advice: For those using private cars, the current advice is that you should only travel with members of your own, or extended, household.

During the session

  • Since all club members are 17 and under, they do not need to physically distance during the activity, however sessions will be designed to minimise the need for contact or very close proximity.
  • Coaches and leaders and adult volunteers supporting the organised activity will physically distance from participants, but it is recognised that this will not always be possible. Coaches will take additional precautions (e.g. PPE and hand sanitiser) when closer contact is necessary, such as for first aid and trailside repairs.
  • Groups must keep physically distant from each other and also from the general public.

NHS Test and Protect

Scottish Cycling have released a video outlining the club’s role in supporting the NHS Scotland Test & Protect system.

If a participant develops symptoms of COVID-19 after they have attended a Tay Titans session, they should immediately self-isolate and follow the Scottish Government’s ‘Test and Protect’ guidelines, which can be read on the website.

The notification of other members, coaches and leaders who may have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be handled by the NHS Scotland Test & Protect team, based on the contact information given to them by the club’s COVID-19 co-ordinators.

NHS Test & Protect may request the details of the club’s COVID-19 co-ordinators, who will pass on details of participants from each session upon request. Contact details for the club’s COVID-19 co-ordinators, Graeme Cowan or Andy Gregory, can be found on the club’s Facebook page.