GAA Covid-19 Update for Clubs in the 26 Counties
Attendances; An increase in spectator numbers at sporting events with 200 spectators allowed at Gaelic games events in the 26 Counties from this Saturday, July 3rd. This number is in addition to the official panel/backroom team allowance of 40 per team, stewards, or media attendees. It is essential that all of those hosting and attending our games remain conscious of Government and GAA guidelines and follow the advice and instructions of stewards at our games.
Dressing Rooms For club games, dressing rooms must remain closed. This is to ensure the risk of players or backroom personnel being classified as Close contacts is minimised. As in the Summer of 2020, Players should arrive ready to warm up, play, and leave the ground once the relevant game is over.
Indoor meetings All club and county meetings should continue to be held remotely or outdoors (maximum of 15 people) until further notice – indoor meetings are not permitted. The Government however has indicated that this may change, pending the implementation of a system to verify vaccination or immunity. We will advise further in this context once any new information is available.
Use of Gyms In broader society, the use of Gyms for individual training has been permitted since June 7th. However, we are continuing to advise that club or county-owned Gyms should remain closed until further notice unless being used on an individual basis by players on a county panel. Again, this is being advised on the basis of ensuring the risk of an outbreak in a club among players and members is minimized.
The latest information on what to do as a Close Contact if you have been fully vaccinated in the 26 Counties is available here.
In essence, adults and children over the age of 13 who are not displaying symptoms and who are designated as a close contact of a positive case DO NOT need to restrict their movements or be tested for Covid-19 if it is more than:
- 7 days after your 2nd Pfizer-BioNTech,
- 14 days after your 2nd Moderna .
- 14 days after the Janssen .
- 15 days after your 2nd AstraZeneca.
Notwithstanding the above, the advice of the HSE in each individual case should always be followed.