Resumption of training permitted as Covid restrictions eased

In a press release circulated to us via the Leinster FA, the FAI have confirmed that (adult) teams may resume training under the strict conditions which applied in October prior to the introduction of Level 5 restrictions on Oct 21.

As of now, we have no information on when games may be permitted to resume, but the UCFL committee will be meeting tomorrow (Dec 3) night when they will consider what steps, if any, might need to be taken at this stage.

The full FAI press release is as follows:

Following consultation with Government today, in light of the country's move to Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions, the Football Association of Ireland can confirm the following:

  • All adult amateur teams can enjoy a return to training as from today, subject to strict Government guidelines and FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol
  • For adult amateur and underage teams, outdoor non-contact training is permissible in pods of 15 with a minimum of one coach present. Two coaches must be present for all underage teams
  • Players and coaches are permitted to travel to train with the club they are registered with
  • The FAI is currently awaiting clarification regarding how the restrictions will impact
  • underage Elite National League football and will update affiliates at the earliest opportunity

02/12/2020 23:07