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Mardyke Track ReOpens Monday July 13th

Mardyke Back On Track from Monday 13th

 mardyke track session

UCC is to begin opening its Outdoor Sports Facilities, including the Mardyke Track, on a phased basis, from Monday July 13th

UCC Announcement

 

UCC says it acknowledges that sports persons, clubs and groups want to get back training and using sports facilities, along Government guidelines, but that reopening of sports facilities, in a university setting, gives rise to greater complications due to the many of facilities, in several locations.

UCC Management has agreed the following reopening schedule for the external facilities, both at the Mardyke and Curraheen Sports Grounds:

    From Monday 13th July 2020 – Limited reopening of the Mardyke athletics track, when students, staff and external track membership users can return to the track. In addition, external clubs who hire the track will begin a phased return.

  Mardyke & Farm Opening Hours    Individual User Guidelines     Group User Guidelines 



Mardyke Track Safe Use Measures

2020 Individual Track Membership Guidelines

 

2020 Group Bookings for Track Guidelines

 

   From Monday 20th July 2020 – External group users may return to track, along with pre-booked users for the Curraheen Road Pitches

    From 1st August 2020 – Pre-booked users of the synthetic pitch and grass pitches at the Mardyke may return.

New guidelines and regulations will be in operation for the athletics track, and all users are asked to comply with these, to ensure a safe environment for both staff and all users of the Mardyke.

The Mardyke & Curraheen Sports Grounds are NOT open for casual use – all uses of the facilities must be members and/or pre-booked

From 1st July any person who wants to use the athletics track must have valid track membership before they are allowed on the track.

All members, including public, clubs, groups, UCC staff and students must activate their membership via the online application system, and then log in, using their membership card, at the Kiosk in the Mardyke Pavilion.  This is for contract tracing purposes, and for monitoring numbers on the track at any one time. All details about the new process will be available here.

External users may make an online application for UCC Sports Track Membership, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The membership fee will waived until September 30th, but the usual fees will then apply, as normal, from 1st October.

From 13th July, NO unauthorised user will be permitted onto the UCC sports facilities without membership or group booking

A new system for use of the track will be in operation – with a one way in and one way out system in operation, to reduce close contacts.

Clubs using the facilities will do so in line with their NGB (AAI in our case) Return To Play, and UCC Policies.

As per HSE guideleines, There will be no changing room facilities available for users. Users must arrive togged out, and then leave immediately after completion of their session

 

 

The UCC Department of Sport & Physical Activity is looking forward to reopening its facilities but requests users to comply with policy and regulation for the health & wellbeing of all – staff and users alike

All queries in relation to use of the UCC outdoor sports facilities should be maded directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Sports Office will remain closed until further notice with staff working remotely.

For further details on reopening, etc please  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Opening Hours - Mardyke & The Farm Sports Grounds

These are the current Opening Times for UCC Sports Facilities (Mardyke Sports Grounds & The Farm, Curraheen).  These times are subject to change, depending on weather conditions and maintenance schedules. 

If uncertain, please contact the Sports Operative on duty (details below) or keep an eye on UCC Sports' social media channels on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

DayUCC Mardyke Sports GroundsUCC Farm, Curraheen
  Sports Operative - 087-9132071 Sports Operative - 087-9132084
Monday 9am - 10pm 9am - 4pm*
Tuesday 9am - 10pm 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 10pm 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 10pm 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 10pm 9am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm 9am - 5pm

* May open Monday evenings, on request of UCC clubs, this is subject to approval from UCC Dept. of Sport & Physical Activity

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Individual Track Membership Guidelines


Mardyke Athletics Track

In line with Government, HSE and University protocols, UCC Department of Sport & Physical Activity (DSPA) has put a number of measures in place to ensure the safe use of the Athletics Track for all its members, clubs and groups.


1.    NO unauthorised users allowed - Only Track members and authorised group / club bookings are permitted on the track


2.    Dressing Rooms & Toilets - Until further notice, dressing rooms will remain closed, however toilets will be accessible to users


3.    No Parking- as always, there is NO parking available onsite for track users at the Mardyke Sports Grounds


4.    Individual Track Membership. All individual users must ensure they have a valid and 'in date' Track Membership. Please note all membership fees are waived until 30th September 2020, after which  usual fees apply as normal.


a.    U18 member - Must have a parent/guardian onsite to supervise from track perimeter.
b.    All Members must follow current UCC DSPA protocols - hand sanitisation, register their attendance, one way entry / exit
c.    There is No Individual Member access to track during group / club booked sessions (This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis)


5.    Log all attendance at the KIOSK


a.    Upon arrival at the Mardyke Sports Grounds, individual members must register their attendance
b.    The Kiosk is situated on the ground floor of the Pavilion (mounted on the wall facing you as you enter)
c.    Please adhere to the one way system into and out of the building
d.    Sanitise hands upon entry and departure
e.    At the KIOSK, please select Athletics Track - enter member ID number, and submit


6.    Use of Equipment


a.    All equipment is stored away and not permitted for use by individual members

7. Entering & Exiting the Track (Please refer to Map)

mardyke track access exit points


a.    Upon exiting the Pavilion at point A, proceed to enter the Track at the gates at point B
b.    Upon exiting the Track, please use the gate at point C - close gate on your departure
c.    All Groups meet at point D (Outside the track railing) prior to entering the track


8. Facilities Opening Hours

Please note, opening hours are subject to change - updated on UCC Sports' social media channels on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook


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Group Bookings - Track Guidelines

 


In line with Government, HSE and University protocols, UCC Department of Sport & Physical Activity (DSPA) has put a number of measures in place to ensure the safe use of the Athletics Track for all its members, clubs and groups.


1.    NO unauthorised users allowed - Only Track members and authorised group / club bookings are permitted on the track


2.    All group / club bookings must be made in advance with the UCC DSPA

Each group / club booking will need to ensure that it complies with the following:


a.    Access to the track is only for the duration of the time booked
b.    Follow guidelines and recommendations of their National Governing Body
c.    Provide contact details for club representative responsible for COVID Compliance
d.    Provide up to date insurance cover including COVID
e.    Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before start time
f.    Must follow UCC DSPA protocols in place
g.    Hand sanitisation
h.    Covid Compliance Supervisor must Register attendance at Kiosk in the Pavilion
i.    Follow Entry and Exit points
j.    Meeting point for groups - see details below
k.    Do not enter until previous group has left

3.    Dressing Rooms & Toilets - Until further notice, dressing rooms will remain closed, however toilets will be accessible tousers


4.    No Parking- as always, there is NO parking available onsite for track users at the Mardyke Sports Grounds


5.    Individual Track Membership.

Athletic clubs are to remind their members that they do NOT have permission to train on the track outside of club booking. If members want to train outside these times they must take out individual track membership or contact UCC DSPA via email


a.    No Individual access to track during group / club booked sessions (This will be reviewed regularly)

6.    Logging attendance at the KIOSK


a.    Upon arrival at the Mardyke Sports Grounds, the Group/Club COVID Compliance Supervisor must register their clubs attendance
b.    The Kiosk is situated on the ground floor of the Pavilion (mounted on the wall facing you as you enter)
c.    Please adhere to the one way system into and out of the building
d.    Sanitise hands upon entry and departure
e.    At the KIOSK select Athletics Track - enter member ID number and submit


7.    Use of Equipment


a.    All equipment is stored away and not permitted for use by individual members
b.    Club bookings may access equipment via the Sports Operative on duty - provided you sanitise before and after your session


8.    Entering & Exiting the Track (refer to map)

mardyke track access exit points


a.    Upon exiting the Pavilion at point A, proceed to enter the Track at the gates at point B
b.    Upon exiting the Track, please use the gate at point C - close gate on your departure
c.    All Groups meet at point D (outside the track railing) prior to entering the track - ensure adhere to social distancing guidelines


9. Facilities Opening Hours

Please note, opening hours are subject to change - updated on UCC social media channels on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

 

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