Please note the following updates in relation to Covid-19:
Covid Return to Play Guidelines – given the increased transmissibility of the virus and levels in the community currently, it is now more important than ever that the Return to Play Guidelines issued previously are strictly followed if the playing season is to pass off successfully. There should be no indoor activity whatsoever at club level, and at county level we again strongly advise that indoor activity is limited to whatever is strictly necessary.
Players and officials also need to be diligent in following travel guidelines to training and games (i.e., travelling separately whenever possible) and broadly ensuring the number of close contacts for players and members is kept to a minimum. There will be travel mileage available for players on match day, at the rate of €0.30 cent per mile during the Championship, to negate the need for bus travel.
Sharing of Water Bottles – We remind all players to bring their own water bottles to training and matches and to prevent sharing water bottles at pitches.
Cross-border Challenge Games – Challenge games between clubs or counties in the North and those in the South are now permitted.
Outdoor Meetings – Outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people continue to be permitted. In this context, it is permitted to hold club or county committee meetings outdoors (e.g. in stands etc) provided appropriate social distancing measures and risk minimisation protocols are observed (wearing of masks, hand sanitising on entry etc)
Quarantine after Travel abroad – Where quarantine after Travel abroad is a government requirement, it is essential that all of our members adhere to the relevant advice – as such, if a player, coach or member of the Association participates in a training session or game in contravention of quarantine rules in the relevant jurisdiction, they may be dealt with under Rule.