Government Announce Nationwide Level 3 Restrictions for Republic of Ireland

Government Announce Nationwide Level 3 Restrictions for Republic of Ireland

The Government announced yesterday evening that the Republic of Ireland will move to Level 3 status from midnight tonight (6th October).

This will impact on coaching programmes, events and competitions in all clubs in the Republic of Ireland as per the framework issued to all clubs in September.

The main implications of Level 3 include the following:

  • Indoor tennis courts should close for play with the only exception being for designated High-Performance Players
  • No indoor coaching can take place (including Provincial Programmes). All coaching must take place on outdoor courts only
  • All competitive activities and tournaments must be postponed (Open Tournament, Club Championships, Leagues, Round Robin’s etc.)
  • Players are asked not to travel outside of their county to play / practice with the only exception being for designated High-Performance Players

The restrictions allow for Casual play only in clubs (both singles and doubles) along with coaching as per the framework which can be viewed here

Speaking following the announcement, Tennis Ireland Chief Executive said, “Two weeks ago, we published our Framework for Playing Tennis during COVID-19. The framework, which was produced with guidance from the Department of Sport’s Expert Group provides clear guidance to clubs and players on the measures that must be taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 while playing tennis in areas designated as Level 1,2 and 3.   It is vital that all clubs and members follow the protocols.”