COVID19 Guidelines

You must stay at home if you:

  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell

You must:

  • Check with your GP prior to taking part in sport if you are in a high-risk health category
  • Ensure your club has up-to-date contact details for you (if your details have changed since your last registration form please get in touch)

At training

  • Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you are due at the club.
  • Only one parent/guardian should accompany younger athletes where possible.
  • Athletes should arrive ready to train
  • Athletes should ensure that they utilize toilet facilities in their own home prior to arriving at the club as toilet facilities will not be available during this phase.
  • Athletes should, ideally, bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer and antiseptic wipes with them to train.

Social Distancing – To protect against infection:

  • Athletes must refrain from handshakes and high fives
  • Keep 2 metres away from other people at all times
  • Do not share food, towels and drinks
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand-sanitizer, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, sneezing and coughing
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and dispose of any used tissue in your own bag and bring it home with you
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Keep your distance from people who are obviously sick
  • Try not to touch any surfaces, but if you do sanitize your hands as soon as possible

For endurance sessions:

  • Athletes running single file unless there is an empty space where they can leave greater than 2m between themselves.
  • Athletes running with greater than 2m between themselves and the next runner, including when overtaking. This might, for example, mean overtaking in lane 3 to pass an athlete running in lane one on a track.
  • Athletes starting intervals in approximate order of ability with the fastest athlete starting first to minimise overtaking.
  • Remain apart from other athletes when taking a break.

After training

  • Once training has finished athletes should leave the club promptly
  • Hands should be washed and sanitized as soon as possible
  • Ensure equipment is cleaned thoroughly after use.
  • If an athlete becomes unwell after training, they should first contact their GP and read the HSE guidelines and then inform their club. The club will then follow advice provided to them by the HSE on the next steps
  • Members should be encouraged to remind other members of the guidelines, in a gentle way, when they witness poor practices.
  • Repeated poor practice should be reported to the club as soon as possible

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