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Athletics Ireland Covid-19 Update September 2nd 2021

Athletics Ireland Covid-19 Update September 2nd 2021


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Athletics Ireland Release

Covid Update 2nd September 2021 Government Announcement - Reframing the challenge


Dear Athletics Ireland Stakeholder

On Tuesday night Government announced Ireland’s plan for the next and final phase of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All relevant information can be accessed here: Reframing the challenge, continuing our recovery and reconnecting


A full copy of the Plan is attached below

Please find below the key highlights and timelines for our sport

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant work and commitment of all our stakeholders throughout the Pandemic


September 6th 2021

covid event guidelines sept 6 2021

Spectator Stadia Capacities

    For indoor sporting events spectators should be fully seated.

    Organisers should demonstrate full understanding of and adherence to best practice protective measures which should continue to apply, within these capacity limits and have COVID plans for events

    Waves of 200 participants plus 200 spectators continue for all competition including road races and cross country.


September 20th 2021

From September 20th the following apply to competitive sports training, competition and events

covid event guidelines sept 20 2021

    Capacity limits refer to the number of participants.

    Spectator attendance in stadia remain in line with the capacities outlined above.

Note the formal requirement to ensure social distancing, excellent hygiene and mask wearing as required at events. Covid19 is still with us.

October 22nd 2021

Based on the criteria of at or close to 90% of people 16 or over being fully vaccinated in the coming weeks, and having regard to the incidence and behaviour of the disease at that time, the Government plan to remove further statutory restrictions in respect of events and activities from 22nd of October.

Some of the following key measures will be removed;

  •    Formal requirements/mandates for physical distancing
  •     Limits on numbers at outdoor events and engaging in sporting activities outdoors
  •     Restrictions on indoor sports activities and other indoor leisure/community activities
  •     Certification of immunity or testing as a prerequisite for access to, or engagement in, any activities or events (with exception of international travel)

'Reframing the Challenge' Roadmap


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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