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Covid 19 - Athletics Ireland Statement - June 2nd 2020

Athletics Ireland COVID-19 Statement - Tuesday June 2nd 2020


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To All Athletics Ireland Stakeholders

It has come to our attention that several clubs are not adhering to the guidelines issued by Athletics Ireland for Phase I of the return to activity which is very disappointing.

We must note that all Athletics Ireland insurances are null and void if Risk Assessments and Safety officer requirements are not met and that training for those under 13 years is not covered in any form at this time.

Full compliance with the government approved Athletic Ireland guidelines is mandatory and we await Phase 2 approval and specifics through the Sport Ireland Expert Working Group this week.

We strongly remind all Clubs to be extremely vigilant in regard to contact tracing, social distancing and hygiene at this important time for our nation. Camera phones and social media are available to all and it is a very poor reflection on any club and our sport not promoting social distancing and best practice.

- Athletics Ireland


Cork Athletics County Board Comment

Following Cork Athletics County Board's own release last week: Covid 19 - Serious Training Issues it is with great disappointment that the Board has received further complaints from members of the public about breaches of HSE and AAI COVID-19 Guidelines.  These are blantant breaches, where the individuals' clubs can be easily identifiable, due to the wearing of club apparel and/or posting details of these breaches on club and/or individual social media, and/or public forums.  

To repeat last week's notice: Athletes and/or clubs are advised that charges of Bringing the Sport into Disrepute may be applied by Cork Athletics County Board and/or Athletics Ireland.

A minority are risking the health and wellbeing of us all. They also risk damaging our good name and reputation and that of sponsors and associates.  As a member of management of an associate body said, in relation to these blatant breaches "We have two Pandemics....COVID-19....and Stupidity!"


Please, please abide by the spirit of the HSE guidelines.


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Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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