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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Guidance

Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Angling Association.

Information Changes for Fishing 11th June 2020 onward

Members and Guests should adhere to the guidelines issued by the Scottish Government and those listed below by BRDAA. The consequence of your actions may have a severe effect on the health and wellbeing of yourself and others therefore we request you read guidance prior to participating in any angling activity.

NHS guidance

Please read the NHS guidance and if you are in one of the listed categories consider whether you should risk possible exposure to Covid 19 by going fishing. Guidance is on BRDAA website, Facebook, provided to tackle shops and a copy displayed in the boathouse. Updated information is on the Scottish Government Website and is updated as new information becomes available. 

The committee would strongly advise against anglers resuming angling if they are in the High Risk group until further notice. Anglers in Moderate risk group must pay attention to Social Distancing guidelines and if in doubt consult their doctor prior to angling.

Extremely high risk of severe illness

Some groups of people are considered to be at extremely high risk of severe illness with coronavirus and should strictly follow shielding measures. Their household and other contacts should strictly follow physical distancing measures to protect them.

Extremely high-risk group includes people with:

Cancer, and are receiving active chemotherapy 
Lung cancer and are either receiving or previously received radical radiotherapy.
Cancers of the blood or bone marrow, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment. 
Severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, severe COPD, severe bronchiectasis and pulmonary hypertension
Rare diseases, including all forms of interstitial lung disease/sarcoidosis, and inborn errors of metabolism (such as SCID and homozygous sickle cell) that significantly increase the risk of infections 
An absent spleen or have had their spleen removed.
Significant heart disease (congenital or acquired)
Are pregnant

And those that have had:

Solid organ transplants, bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

Or those receiving:

Immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer. 
Other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors.
Immunosuppression therapies that significantly increase risk of infection.
Renal dialysis treatment

 Shielding for those who are extremely vulnerable.

Shielding is a measure to protect extremely vulnerable people from coming into contact with coronavirus, by minimising interaction between them and others.

Guidelines change as per Government instruction.

Further information on


Peter Lock,  BRDAA

Secretary & Treasurer




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