Framework for Playing Tennis during COVID-19

Framework for Playing Tennis during COVID-19

The Republic of Ireland 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, 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.  It should be noted that Dublin City and County has moved to a Level 3 status as per the framework while the rest of the country remains at Level 2 status.

This means that clubs and players in Dublin will be subject to additional restrictions until further notice which include:

  • Restrictions on the use of indoor courts
  • Restrictions on Travel outside of or into Dublin to train or compete at Tennis
  • Restrictions on the operation of matches, competitions and events

The Framework can be downloaded here: Playing-Tennis-During-Covid19

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