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Covid19 Update - Solo training with exemption for children

21/10/2020

Cycling Ireland Covid19 Update – Solo training only with exemption for school aged children.


The government has decided that, as of midnight on Wednesday 21 October, the Republic of Ireland will be placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID with a small number of exceptions. The implications for cycling clubs, members and activities are set out below. Level 5 restrictions are expected to remain in place for a period of 6 weeks.

Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

Level 5 – Republic of Ireland


Training

  • All training activities should be individual only or with members of your own household. There is an exemption for professional/elite sports and school aged children.

  •  Non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15.


Events

No events should take place, with the following exceptions:

  • non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15

  • professional, elite sports and inter-county Gaelic games, horse-racing and greyhound racing are permitted to continue behind closed doors


Travel

  • Exercise within 5 kilometres of home

  • Cycling is encouraged when travelling for essential purposes (essential work, shopping, medical appointments, vital family visits etc – full list here)

  • A travel exemption is in place to take school aged children to permitted training as provided for in the Exercise and Sporting section on Gov.ie


Level 4 


Training


  • Outdoors: Non-contact training only in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).


Cycling Ireland club training sessions and approved activities can proceed provided government guidelines regarding maximum participant numbers are adhered to and riders stay within the county.

 

  • Indoors: Individual training only.


Matches and events


  • No matches or events to take place. (exemption: professional/elite/inter-county/club championship/horse-racing can take place behind closed doors.)


Participation in cycling events are not permitted to take place.


Travel


People should stay in their county except for essential work, education and other essential purposes

 

 

 

Level 3


Training


  • Outdoors: Non-contact training only in pods of up to 15 (exemption for professional/elite/inter-county sports/senior club championship).


Cycling Ireland club training sessions and approved activities can proceed provided government guidelines regarding maximum participant numbers are adhered to and riders stay within the county.

  • Indoors: Individual training only.


Matches and events


  • No matches or events to take place. (exemption: professional/elite/inter-county/club championship/horse-racing can take place behind closed doors.)


Participation in cycling events are not permitted to take place.


Travel


Travel is permitted for work and essential journeys only. This is likely to impact a number of members due to participate in events during the period restrictions remain in place. Therefore, Cycling Ireland will work with Event Organisers and facilitate event entry refunds for effected people as soon as possible.


Additional guidance received by Cycling Ireland in recent days allows for the following exemptions.

  • Professional Team riders (UCI) and Sport Ireland/Sport NI carded athletes




Northern Ireland


The NI Executive announced on 14 October 2020 that additional restrictions were being introduced for all people living in Northern Ireland. All restrictions will take place from Friday 16th October and will be in place for a period of 4 weeks.


Indoor gatherings


No indoor sport of any kind or organised contact sport involving household mixing other than at elite level.


Outdoor gatherings


No mass events involving more than 15 people.


Travel


No unnecessary travel should be undertaken


Visit 
www.gov.ie & https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/news/executive-tightens-restrictions-curb-covid-19 for more information.

 

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