Clubs and community organisations impact survey

on Tuesday, 12 May 2020.

Sport Scotland

sportscotland are interested in understanding how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting on the work of clubs and community organisations across Scotland.

To help them develop the most effective support and guidance, they are looking for feedback from clubs and community organisations. They will use the feedback we receive to help support you with the challenges you are facing at this time. 

They understand that a number of organisations may already have developed surveys focussed on specific audiences and we hope this will add to creating a full picture of the current landscape for those organisations who do not have an alternative in place. 

Please complete the survey if you are a club or community organisation or share it with your network to complete.

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SS Connect digital courses and content

on Saturday, 09 May 2020.

Scottish Swimming

SS Connect is a series of digital courses and content which can aid learning, communication and enjoyment in the coming weeks and months to support our members’ needs as we feel it is essential to enable our aquatics community to feel connected at the present time. These courses and sessions will involve pre-registering guests and additional security measures to ensure we do as much as possible to keep participants safe online.

We recognise that our sport relies on a dedicated army of people to deliver it from coaches to teachers and from tutors to volunteers. For this reason, we have put together a programme of online courses and interactive video conferencing sessions to upskill our members during the lockdown period and beyond.

Not only will we bringing you education based content, but we will be sharing as much engaging material as possible on our social media channels - so look out for #SSConnect online.

Find out more about our latest courses in our interactive programme, here.

Next bookings:


- Butterfly CPD, for Apprentice Children's Coaches.

Presented on 11 May at 7pm. Spaces available by booking here.

- Making Sense of Pedagogy, for Performance Development Coaches.

Presented on 13 May at 1pm. Spaces available by booking here.

- Coaching Effectivness Research, for All Coaches.

Presented on 13 May at 4pm. Spaces available by booking here.


- Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport

Presented by Gavin Forrester on 12 May at 18:00. Spaces available by booking here.

- Creating Strategies and Outcomes

Presented by Colleen Blair on 13 May at 18:00. Spaces available by booking here.

- Volunteer Retention

Presented on 14 May at 18:30. Spaces available by booking here.

Making Safe video conference calls

on Saturday, 09 May 2020.

Read the advice from the National Security Cyber Centre

Here are dos and don’ts hosts should follow when creating a meeting to ensure it is safe.


  1. Never publish your meeting password on a public forum/website.
  2. Don’t click on any links that appear from a chat video. Get the participant to send this via email.
  3. Don’t accept any files via messenger or meeting forum tools.
  4. Don’t assume that all Zoom meeting invites/links are safe. Verify this with the person that has sent you the invite.
  5. Never go to a meeting that doesn’t have a password.
  6. Never give control of your screen to a third party.
  7. Don’t accept any files from chat forums.
  8. Don’t assume all invites are legit and safe.  Some people use this as a phishing tool to obtain usernames and passwords.  Check the URL and where it takes you.


  1. Always update the app proactively and when prompted – don’t wait for later. The latest version of Zoom is April 27, 2020 Version 5.0.0 (23168.0427).
  2. Always set up the meeting with a nine character password.
  3. Always lock the meeting room once all known participants have arrived.
  4. Remove unwanted participants and prevent them from re-joining the meeting.
  5. Mute participants on entry of meetings.
  6. Disable video on entry of meetings.
  7. Enable waiting rooms to verify participants where possible.
  8. Encourage the use of “Allow only signed-in users to join”.

Please read the advice from the National Security Cyber Centre.

Courtesy of Swim England