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Covid-19 Level 5 Update - January 2nd 2021

Covid-19 Level 5 Update

January 2nd 2021

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Photo montage (above): HSE Covid Advice, Covid Vaccine being administered to Frontline Health Worker, and Ireland's daily Covid incidence to Friday Jan 1st - BEFORE yesterday's 3,394 reported cases


Latest news (6:10pm), Saturday 2nd January

4 deaths and 3,394 cases confirmed:

    The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been informed of 4 additional deaths among people with COVID-19 in Ireland
    There have been 2,252 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland
    3,394 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the last 24 hours
    96,926 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland
    as of 2pm today, 607 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 56 are in ICU. There have been 71 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


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Ireland's daily Covid incidence to Friday Jan 1st - BEFORE yesterday's 3,394 reported cases

Level 5 - Sport


People may meet with people from ONE other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.

No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.

Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.

Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.


Matches and events

Professional, elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events only are permitted to continue behind closed doors.

No other matches or events are to take place.

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools must close from close of business on 31 December




This editorial does not necessariallly reflect Cork Athletics County Board's views

We have passed a critical point, with Ireland clearly in a third wave, and the Covid-19 virus rampant. The emergence of a new, more virulent, variant in the UK has heightened the risk, and there are further reports of yet another variant in South Africa, which is reported to be more potent again. Along with all of this, younger people are contracting the virus.

Light at end of Tunnel - Vaccine Rollout

In spite of all of this, things are changing - the tide won't turn until some 70% of the population has been vaccinated. The vaccine is not our only weapon against Covid - we all need to keep doing what we have been advised to do all the things we have been advised to to all along.  Government advice is well and good, but it doesn't stop Covid - Covid is passed by US (You and I) - Not by Government/HSE edicts - WE are responsible for transmission of the virus, but we can help stop it, by following the advice.



Athletics Ireland FAQs - July 8th 2020


Return to Activity Guidelines (Previously Issued):


Road Race Event Organiser Guidelines


Road Race Volunteer, Staff and Marshalls Guidelines


Road Race Participant Guidelines



About Us

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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