Oriam Face Mask Policy (Updated – 3/9/21)

Following the Scottish Government announcement regarding moving to Level 0, Oriam have reviewed the requirement for all users, except if exempt, to wear face masks in the facility.

Oriam is a facility which requires face masks to be worn, Government guidance, when in the circulation areas of the facility. All users must put on a face mask before entering the facility and ensure they also wear a face mask for moving in circulation areas or leaving the facility.

The Scottish Government stated;
By law, you must wear a face covering in certain indoor public places, including public transport, in Scotland.

You are also advised to wear a face covering outdoors in crowded places. Wearing a face covering helps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as you can still catch and pass on the virus even if you have been vaccinated.

If you are exempt, you may choose not to wear a face covering. That would be the case if, for example:

  • you’re under 12 years old
  • you’ve got an illness or disability which means you cannot wear one
  • wearing one would cause you severe distress

If any users of Oriam fail to wear a face mask they will be asked to purchase a mask at reception or leave the facilities immediately. If they continue to disregard the mandatory requirement, they will be reported for failing to comply.

To support the continued safety for all users within the facilities, all users who continue to fail to comply will be reported to the Operations Director. The circumstances and failure will be reviewed, and appropriate action will be imposed.

1) Initial failure – verbal warning & removed from facility by staff team

2) Repeated failure – Reported on compliance tracker and written warning, issued by the Operations Director

3) 2nd Repeated failure – Operations Director will contact user representative and discuss access agreement. If the user group cannot comply, they will be asked not to return to the facility.

Oriam would like to continue to offer a safe facility and hope that all customers will comply with the Scottish Government legislation.


Specific sports clubs or user groups may have some additional questions regarding their return to activity. So, we have pulled together further key information specifically for those groups. We will write out to you with any changes as they happen and ask that you keep in regular communication with us over the weeks following your return to play.

What we are asking you to do...

  • Only return to your activity if it is permitted by the Scottish Government and Sports Scotland – further information on permitted activity is available here

  • Keep an accurate log of all participants in your activity, in line with the Government’s track and trace procedures

  • Sanitise your hands at the stations provided, before and after your activity

  • Always follow directional signage throughout the facility

  • Always wear a mask when moving around the facility, to/from your activity area (under 12s and those with a daisy badge are exempt from wearing a mask)

  • Maintain current social distancing guidelines, where possible within the facility and do not stop within the corridors or stairwells

  • Arrive changed and ready for your activity, changing room access is limited.

  • Follow self-treatment for first aid instances where possible but where necessary report first aid to an Oriam member of staff

  • Only use equipment that is allocated to your activity area and clean down this equipment at the end of your session, including goals – Oriam will provide sanitizer wipes within each activity area 

  • Finish your session 10mins before your allocated end time in order to clear away any equipment, clean down Oriam specific equipment, and vacate the area

  • Where required, adhere to allocated entry and exit points for your specific activity area, these will be communicated to you in advance of your first session and are outlined within the diagrams below

  • Use wider university campus car parks, in addition to the Oriam car park, to maximise current social distancing guidelines when on campus

What we are asking you not to do...

  • Attend your activity if you have any Covid-19 symptoms

  • Arrive more than 10 minutes before your session start time

  • Stop or congregate in the main street or any other corridors, holding areas for specific activity areas will be identified where required

  • Enter your activity area before the allocated start time

Entry & Exit Routes...

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