Curling, a sport played on ice, has obvious potential for injury. Members should be aware of this potential and, by participating, accept this inherent risk in the sport and are responsible for their own actions.

One possible injury that may be sustained is concussion resulting from a fall on the ice. Information on concussion, intended for the general public and for grassroots sport participants (where specialists in sport and exercise medicine may not be available to manage concussed individuals) has been issued by Sport Scotland. This guidance is attached :

The Committee encourages members to make themselves aware of the information contained within this document, especially the precautions for suspected concussion highlighted on page 6.

A pocketcard which summarises the immediate response to a possible head injury has been produced from this guidance document and is also attached :

A copy of both the guidance and the pocketcard will be posted on the Club noticeboard at Greenacres. Copies of the pocketcard will be distributed to members.

BTS Curling Club Committee