Introducing Squash Pods and Bubbles

Introducing Squash Pods and Bubbles

 

Clubs have re-opened and restricted play is permitted under our published guidelines. Phase 3 of the Irish Government’s Roadmap remains in place and further detail on what may be permitted is now necessary.

Therefore, Irish Squash in consultation with Sport Ireland, supports the introduction of ‘Squash Pods’ which is consistent with public health advice for the COVID-19 pandemic. This may be implemented with immediate effect within clubs in consultation with COVID committees.

 

 

What is a Squash Pod?

 

  • It is a small group of players within the same club who agree to play and/or train with each other on a regular basis
  • Pods may have 2 to 6 members
  • A player may only be a member of one pod at a time

 

How will Squash Pods work?

 

  • Players should agree upon membership of their pod, liaising with a coach for advice if necessary
  • Each Pod should register with the club’s COVID Committee
  • Membership of a Pod should remain unchanged for 8 weeks
  • Within each Pod, players may choose to train or play matches
  • 2 players per court only
  • Household members in the same pod are counted as 2 individuals
  • A Pod can be run as a round robin

 

 

NB       Coaching lessons will operate outside Pods (for players and coaches)

 

 

Your club is a ‘Squash Bubble’

 

Irish Squash strongly recommend that all players restrict their squash activity to one club only. This is in keeping with introducing the concept of Squash Bubbles, whereby clubs are identified as Bubbles in this COVID era. We hope to use this framework in planning any interclub activity that might be feasible in 2020/2021.

 

 

Please forward any queries to [email protected] and check our website for further updates