The Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announced yesterday evening and we have collaborated with Sport Ireland today to clarify restrictions for our clubs and members.
The “Living with COVID” plan, level 5, restrictions will take effect from Thursday 31 st December 2020.
Level 5 consequences are as follows:
Training: No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.
Outdoor: People may meet with one other household when taking exercise. No exercise group activities should take place.
(There is an exemption for professional and elite sports).
However, this classification of Elite should be determined by Rowing Ireland HPD and CEO in collaboration with Sport Ireland/Sport Ireland Institute.
Indoors: Indoor training not permitted. (There is an exemption for professional and elite sports).
Gyms: Club gyms must close on the 31st of December
Events: No events to take place.
Travel: Training should take place within 5km radius of your home. (There is an exemption for professional and elite sports).
Visit Gov.ie for more information, www.gov.ie
Rowing Ireland will continue to work behind the scenes to communicate with the Government, Sport Ireland, Sport Expert Group and other stakeholders to develop safe protocols so our sport can return to some form of normality.
We will continue to plan for meaningful events in all circumstances in 2021 for our clubs. In addition to this, we will work with clubs supporting them and our members over the next number of difficult weeks ahead.
In the meantime, given the severity of the disease and its transmission at this current time, we encourage all our members to continue to abide by
the current restrictions and help the country to combat this pandemic.
We understand everyone’s devastation and hope that the news of the vaccine will bring new hope to our sport shortly.
These restrictions will remain in place until at least the 31 st of January 2021