Following this week’s government announcement the GAA is continuing to seek clarification on a number of issues relating to the organisation of our Gaelic Games and activities (26 Counties).
As soon as we get clarity on these issues we will update all members.
In the meantime, as games must now be played “behind closed doors”, no more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials.
The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential matchday personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media and event officials (stewards etc.)
While we await further clarification on the issue of parents attending juvenile games we suggest that one parent or guardian may attend a game where they consider it necessary for the welfare of their own child.
Cúl Camps and Team training should continue for the moment on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field.
It is important that this number is adhered to and there is no crossover of coaches or players mid-session. It is also vitally important that all attendees have completed their Health Questionnaire in advance and that the attendance sheets are kept fully up to date.
There cannot be more than two coaches per group and there must be an overall Covid Supervisor who can oversee a team session made up of two or three pods.
As ever, the GAA, LGFA and the Camogie Association asks us all to do our utmost to protect public health and we are very grateful for all of your efforts in this regard.
There are some issues in this that may seem too stringent but they are the advice and if we do not adhere to it there will always be the danger that sport is shut down entirely.