WELCOME NEWS FOR SQUASH
Please see email received today from Shane Califf in Sport Ireland regarding public health measures and how the recent changes announced by the Government apply to sport and physical activity.
This is truly great news for our sport and we look forward to seeing more people returning to their clubs for social squash. Our events are now open to all players, irrespective of Covid-19 vaccination status and can be run without additional Covid screening measures in place.
The most important advice is that anyone with symptoms suggestive of Covid infection should stay away, test and isolate.
Please check our website and calendar regularly for information on upcoming events, coaching courses, refereeing courses and more!
President Irish Squash
Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder
On Friday January 21st 2022 the Government made an announcement in relation to Public Health Measures.
The full announcement can be accessed here: gov.ie – Government announces that most of the public health measures currently in place can be removed (www.gov.ie)
As set out in the announcement a large number of the public health measures currently in place can be removed. Key items in relation to sport & physical activity are as follows:
The Government have reiterated the need for ongoing close monitoring of the virus. Sporting bodies should continue to risk assess individual activities and events. This includes the continued implementation of good hygiene practices along with recommending symptomatic individuals do not participate in or attend sporting activities.
Ø Mask Wearing: The requirements for mask wearing in settings where currently regulated for will continue until February 28th 2021.
Ø Close Contacts: This continues to follow the current advice for those with symptoms, cases and close contacts as announced by the government on 12 January 2022
Ø International Travel: Organisations partaking in international sporting activity should continue to monitor the travel requirements both in Ireland and the destination country. Sports should also note that the use of the Digital Certificate will continue for international travel for the immediate future.
Further information can be found here: gov.ie – International travel (www.gov.ie)
Organisations are free to submit any additional queries in relation to their individual sports and activities to the relevant NGB, High Performance and Participation Units.
Sport Ireland would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and recognise the continued commitment of the Sector in implementing and supporting the various public health measures.