Covid Guidelines

Club members should follow the relevant rules from the government, Scottish Curling and Kinross Curling. At the bottom of this page are links to various documents that will provide full details of these guidelines and how they will be implemented in Kinross, but I have summarised the main details below.


  • The bar will be open with a limited food menu.
  • Face masks are not required while curling or in the bar, but should be worn when moving around the building or waiting to go on the ice unless there is a medical reason not to.
  • The changing rooms will be open, and there will be a shoe changing area upstairs for those who are not comfortable using the changing rooms. Please come ready to curl apart from changing your shoes.
  • The toilets will be available.
  • The session start times will be 9:30am, 12:15pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm and 8:30pm on all days.
  • The club will prepay all club games, including outside games. Skips are responsible for collecting the ice money from their team and passing it on to Hester.

Before Curling

If you are unable to play then please make every effort to arrange a sub. However, the AGM decided to suspend penalty points again this season as we do not want anyone turning up to play when they are not feeling well just so that their team are not penalised.

During Curling

There are no longer any restriction to curling, so back to standard rules.

Scoreboards and score cards will be available.

There will be a bell at 1 hour 45 minutes. Any ends already in play will be allowed to continue but no new ends may be started. A second bell will ring at 2 hours. At this point any stone already in play will be allowed to finish. Then, if one team has then played more stones than the other team one more stone may be delivered so that both teams have played the same number of stones. No more stones may be delivered and the score for the final end is recorded at this point.

Before leaving the ice, please stack the stones tidily.

Test & Protect

It must be possible to provide the names of everyone curling at each session in case this is needed by Test & Protect. This will be implemented in Kinross in the following way:

If your club has a covid officer (we do,  Angela Wilcox and Eileen Thomas) then you will not need to register at the rink to play your club games. However, if you are playing in games outside of the club, such as the ladies superleague, then you will need to register at the rink. This could be by the Check In Scotland app or on paper.

It is therefore vitally important that all scorecards are passed to Angela or Eileen as soon as possible after the game. Skips are responsible for ensuring this is done. Cards should contain the full names of all players so there is no confusion about which ‘Sue’ was playing. For club competitions please take cards upstairs and hand over to Angela or Eileen, and for outside games when they are not present take a photo of the card, make sure it is complete and legible, and email or message it to one of them. Please DO NOT leave score cards lying at the end of the sheet.