COVID Updates commencing 20/12/2021

Dear Clubs,
 

Following on from a communication from Sport Ireland, a number of new public health measures were announced on December 17 effective from December 20, 2021 through January 30, 2022.

Sport Ireland has confirmed that the term “attendance” solely means spectators.

Hence these new restrictions, in effect, do not change the current status of training nor competition in Archery Ireland.

We ask all our clubs and members to redouble their efforts to keep everyone safe.

Full details of the announcement can be found here – gov.ie – New public health measures announced – Friday 17 December (www.gov.ie)

In relation to organised sporting events, the following apply:

Indoor Sport

  • Indoor sporting events will not take place after 8pm. For events happening earlier in the day, attendance should be limited to 50% of venue capacity or 1,000 attendees, whichever is the lower.
  • The 8pm time restriction does not apply to indoor sports training. This training can continue in line with previous guidance and with protective measures in place ( i.e. use of pods where applicable, cleaning/hygiene, ventilation, mask use etc.).

Outdoor Sport

  • Attendance at outdoor sporting events are limited to 50% of venue capacity or 5,000 attendees, whichever is the lower.
  • The 8pm time restriction does not apply to outdoor sporting events or outdoor training.

Sports should also monitor the various updates in relation to close contacts and international travel with a number of changes having come into effect.