Covid 19 Updated advice to Clubs – October 7th 2020

By Club

October-7-2020

Covid 19 Updated guidance from Croke Park for GAA, LGFA and Camogie:

Following confirmation that all 26 Counties will move to Level 3 of the Irish Government’s Plan for Living with Covid 19, the GAA’s Covid Advisory group has issued the following key updates for those involved in Gaelic Games in the 26 Counties. The Executive in the North is due to meet later this week and it is anticipated that further restrictions may be imposed due to the rising infection levels in the six counties.

CLUB SPECIFIC GUIDELINES 

1. Club Games

The GAA, Camogie and LGFA have taken the decision that no club games should take place until further notice and for at least the next two weekends. This position will then be reviewed and we will contact Clubs and Counties with any update on this position when it is available.

2. Club Training 

In level 3, all underage training must be on a non-contact basis in pods of up to 15. Adult teams can continue to train as normal. All clubs and players are reminded that Health Questionnaires and all other relevant control measures must continue to be followed for club training. Adult Club players living in a County classified as Level 3 may travel to their Home Counties to participate in Training.

3. Use of Indoor Team Facilities

Dressing rooms, showers, gyms and all other indoor training facilities should remain closed for club activities.

4. Committee Meetings

No indoor meetings should be held.

5. Officer Training 

All officer Training must be delivered on line. Outdoor coaching education courses may be held but are subject to a 15 person maximum.

6. Club Bars

Club Bars must remain closed until further notice

7. Indoor Events on GAA Property

Commercial use of indoor halls continues to be permitted where agreement was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place. Use by State bodies e.g. HSE/Schools is also permitted. These are the only instances in which indoor activity is permitted on GAA Club property.

8. Outdoor Events on GAA Property

Gatherings of up to 15 people only are permitted. As such, fundraisers such as fittest family, Couch to 5k etc should not be organised. Planned drive in events may continue, however patrons must remain in their vehicle for the entire duration of the event with no access to club facilities including bathrooms.