Irish Squash are delighted with news of the easing of restrictions for indoor sports announced by the Government on August 31st. Sport Ireland provided further clarification for our sector and this is included below for your information.
In summary, from September 20th, training and competitive play may resume as normal for those who have proof of immunity to Covid-19. If all participants are not immune, then training in pods of 6 will be permitted.
October 22nd is the date when remaining restrictions will be removed.
Irish Squash will be scheduling meetings to plan the 2021/22 calendar now that we have a roadmap to work with. 
Please check our website regularly for further updates.
We look forward to seeing you back together on court soon.
Rosie Barry
President Irish Squash
Letter from Sport Ireland:
Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,
Please find below the key highlights and timelines for Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity.
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.
Any additional information requested by the sector will be released in advance of each of the upcoming timelines.
Sport Ireland would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant work and commitment of the Sector throughout the Pandemic.
September 6th 2021
Spectator Capacities
Patrons with proof of immunity (vaccinated or recovered)
Mixed Patrons (with and without proof of immunity)
Up to 60% capacity with appropriate protective measures
Up to 75% capacity with appropriate protective measures
Up to 50% (subject to appropriate protective measures including social distancing between groups, face masks etc.)
  • For indoor sporting events spectators should be fully seated.
  • Organisers should demonstrate full understanding of and adherence to best practice protective measures which should continue to apply, within these capacity limits and have COVID plans for events
September 20th 2021
From September 20th the following apply to competitive sports training, competition and events.
  • Capacity limits refer to the number of participants.
  • Spectator attendance remain in line with the capacities outlined above.
Patrons with proof of immunity (vaccinated or recovered)
Mixed Patrons (with and without proof of immunity)
Up to 100 (with appropriate protective measures)
Pods of up to 6 participants will be permitted (this excludes adult coaches/instructors etc.).
Multiple pods will be permissible and should take into account the overall size of the venue. 
Substantial social distancing between individual 
pods should be implemented.
Removal of measures such as Pods of 15 in outdoor training etc.
October 22nd 2021
Based on the criteria of at or close to 90% of people 16 or over being fully vaccinated in the coming weeks, and having regard to the incidence and behaviour of the disease at that time, the Government plan to remove further statutory restrictions in respect of events and activities from 22nd of October.
Some of the following key measures will be removed;
  • Formal requirements/mandates for physical distancing
  • Limits on numbers at outdoor events and engaging in sporting activities outdoors
  • Restrictions on indoor sports activities and other indoor leisure/community activities
  • Certification of immunity or testing as a prerequisite for access to, or engagement in, any activities or events (with exception of international travel)