Irish Squash have established a working group to be led by Rosie Barry regarding the return to play guidelines for squash. A draft protocol has been prepared with reference to current government, HSE, HPSC and NSAI guidelines. Further work is required on our protocol and we will publish it following consultation with Sport Ireland.
In brief, we envisage that a return to ‘solo’ squash (one player only per court) is feasible in Phase 3 of the Irish Government’s ‘Roadmap to re-opening business & society’ (published May 1st). Updates from the UK Government with respect to easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland will guide re-opening of squash clubs there.
Irish Squash do NOT recommend any re-opening of squash courts before Phase 3 of the Roadmap has been reached.
Clubs are also advised to check out the newly-published “Return to Work Safely Protocol: COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers”, where relevant, for guidance on managing the club environment.
Please check our website regularly for updates.
President, IRISH SQUASH