*Updated Advice to Clubs and Counties – Oct 7th 2020*

Following confirmation that all 26 Counties will move to Level 3 of the
Irish Government’s Plan for Living with Covid 19, the GAA’s Covid Advisory
group has issued the following key updates for those involved in Gaelic
Games in the 26 Counties. The Executive in the North is due to meet later
this week and it is anticipated that further restrictions may be imposed
due to the rising infection levels in the six counties.


1. *Club Games*

The GAA, Camogie and LGFA have taken the decision that no club games should
take place until further notice and for at least the next two weekends.

This position will then be reviewed, and we will contact Clubs and Counties
with any update on this position when it is available.

2. *Club Training *

In level 3, all underage training must be on a non-contact basis in pods of
up to 15. Adult teams can continue to train as normal.

All clubs and players are reminded that Health Questionnaires and all other
relevant control measures must continue to be followed for club training.

Adult Club players living in a County classified as Level 3 may travel to
their Home Counties to participate in Training.

3. *Use of Indoor Team Facilities*

Dressing rooms, showers, gyms and all other indoor training facilities
should remain closed for club activities.

4. *Committee Meetings*

No indoor meetings should be held.

5. *Officer Training *

All officer Training must be delivered on line. Outdoor coaching education
courses may be held but are subject to a 15 person maximum.

6. *Club Bars*

Club Bars must remain closed until further notice

7. *Indoor Events on GAA Property*

Commercial use of indoor halls continues to be permitted where agreement
was in place prior to March and relevant insurance are in place. Use by
State bodies e.g. HSE/Schools is also permitted.

*These are the only instances in which indoor activity is permitted on GAA
Club property.*

8. *Outdoor Events on GAA Property*

Gatherings of up to 15 people only are permitted. As such, fundraisers such
as fittest family, Couch to 5k etc should not be organised.

Planned drive in events may continue, however patrons must remain in their
vehicle for the entire duration of the event with no access to club
facilities including bathrooms.


9. *Games and Training *

Neither competitive nor challenge games are permitted in 2nd Level schools.

Training can continue on a non-contact basis in pods of no more than 15

No games or training sessions are permitted in 3rd level institutions in
either jurisdiction.


10. *Use of Indoor Team Facilities*

Inter county activity has been classified as an exemption to the normal
restrictive provisions by the Government. Therefore the use of such
facilities currently is for *Inter County Teams only* (Senior, U20, Minor)
and should be carried out in accordance with the Return to Training and
Play for Inter County Teams advice document issued recently.

Inter County players may use their relevant Club Gym for individual
training as long as they are following the advice in the Inter County
Return to Training and Play document.

Adult Club players living in a County classified as Level 3 may travel to
their Home Counties to participate in Training.

11. *Inter County Challenge Games *

Inter County Challenge games may take place at Senior level only.

From midnight tonight, October 7th, challenge games can no longer take
place at U20 or Minor grades.

12. *Attendances at Inter County Games*

In Level 3, all inter county games must be played behind closed doors.

The position with respect to the 6 Counties is currently being reviewed –
further guidance for both jurisdictions on spectator arrangements (if any)
will issue in due course for the Allianz Leagues, Provincial and All
Ireland Championships

For Minor intercounty games or training sessions staged behind closed doors
and because they involve players aged 17 and under,

· No more than 1 designated individual (parent/guardian) should
attend a training session or game per child/family/group of children.

· The GAA Health Questionnaires MUST be completed by
parents/guardians in advance of attendance.

Parents are NOT permitted to be in attendance at adult or U20 games where
their child (U18) is participating. However, provision can be made to allow
an adult to be in close proximity (e.g. in the car park etc) in case
medical or other emergency needs require their presence.