18 Sep Framework for Playing Tennis during COVID-19
Framework for Playing Tennis during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extraordinary demands on every one of us as individuals, as parents, as families, as workers, as business owners, as players and as clubs. The Republic of Ireland as a country is moving from a short-term emergency response approach to COVID-19, to a medium-term approach to managing risk and repairing the damage that COVID-19 has
inflicted on society. To this end, a Framework for Restrictive Measures as part of the Plan for Living with COVID-19 has been developed and released by the Irish Government to help us to go about our daily lives as much as
possible, while managing the behaviour of the virus.
In response to the Government’s Framework our team, in consultation with Sport Ireland and its Return to Sport Expert Group, and in line with Government Guidelines, have developed a framework of restrictive
measures that is specific to Tennis in the Republic of Ireland.
The protocols and restrictions reflect each of the relevant levels and there are clear differences in sporting activity between the higher and lower levels of the plan. The framework is also designed so that either national
or county level restrictions can be applied. We are asking that clubs make themselves aware of and implement the measures contained within the
framework to help safeguard staff and members. This will allow all of us to play safely and keep our communities safe while the threat of COVID-19 exists.
Our measures and procedures are under constant review and updated as advice from government, health authorities and governing bodies evolves in line with the gradual lifting of social restrictions.