Irish Squash proposed to Sport Ireland and their Expert Group that solo squash be permitted under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, based on initial information from the Government that individual indoor training would be allowed. We have made strenuous efforts all week to obtain clarification on this and we would like to thank all the clubs and players who waited patiently for official news on how to proceed before taking any action.
With regret, Irish Squash now confirm that all squash courts in Republic of Ireland must close during Level 5 Covid-19 lockdown following communication this afternoon from Sport Ireland.
Separately, Irish Squash are extremely disappointed that Sport Ireland have informed us that our professional players do not qualify as elite/high performance athletes under Sport Ireland criteria. Therefore, no exemptions for our top players are permissible during Level 5 restrictions.