Resilience and Recovery: The Path Ahead - June & July Announcements
Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,
Last Friday May 28th the Government announced a further easing of Restrictions for June and July.
Details of the full announcement can be found here:
Key Highlights relating to sport and physical activity are summarised below.
Sport Ireland will continue to provide any additional or relevant updates to the sector in advance of each proposed stage. Should sporting bodies have specific queries in relation to how restrictions impact their sport please feel free to contact the NGB, High Performance or Participation Units for further details.
From 7 June
- Outdoor sports matches & competition can recommence.
- The numbers permitted at organised outdoor events is a maximum of 100 for the majority of venues, with a maximum of 200 for outdoor venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000.
- Indoor facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres and sports clubs can reopen for individual training. Sport Ireland has previously provided guidance to the sector on the delivery of individual indoor sport. This Guidance is reattached for convenience.
- Swimming lessons and classes can also resume.
From 5 July (Subject to Public Health)
- The numbers permitted at outdoor organised events can further increase to a maximum of 200 for the majority of venues, with a maximum of 500 for outdoor stadia/venues with a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000
- Indoor sports training, exercise and dance activities can recommence in pods of up to 6
- Additional indoor facilities such as bowling alleys, snooker halls, ice-skating/roller skating rinks and waterparks can reopen in line with appropriate sectoral guidance
The current government advice is to avoid non-essential international travel. From 19 July, subject to the prevailing public health situation, Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA. Sport Ireland continue to remain available to provide individual advice to sports bodies in relation to high performance travel and competition.
In order to prepare for the easing of restrictions, it is intended that a selected number of sport and cultural pilot live events will take place in June. The purpose of these pilots is to assess logistical arrangements to implement necessary protective measures. This will inform guidance for venues due to reopen in July or with growing numbers in August.
A list of relevant sports events have been included below.
The full list of all Events can be found here: gov.ie - Sport and cultural pilot live events (www.gov.ie)
Date - Venue - Event - Capacity
- Friday 11 June, RDS, Leinster v Dragons, 1,200
- Friday 11 June, Tallaght Stadium, Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps, 1,000
- Friday 11 June, Turners Cross, Cork City v Cabinteely, 600
- Sunday 20 June, Croke Park, Camogie National League Finals, 3,000
- Friday 25 June, Tallaght Stadium, Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda, 1,000
- Saturday 26 June, Morton Stadium Santry, Athletics Ireland National Championships, Up to 400