Safe Return to Gaelic Game
We all have our part to play
All players, mentors and supporters who are returning from abroad must follow the Government regulations in terms of restricting their movements for 14 days on their return to Ireland – Anyone in this situation SHOULD NOT return to training or games until the 14-day period has expired.
If you feel unwell or have any of the listed Covid-19 symptoms please stay at home and contact your GP.
Update July 22nd
The GAA has outlined their Covid-19 policy for clubs – see attached, where a differentiation is being made between close contacts and casual contacts.
With dressing rooms and club facilities to remain closed for the time being, and transmission believed to be 19 times more likely in indoor settings, team-mates of a player who has tested positive will be deemed as ‘casual contacts’ – unless it can be established they’ve been in close contact, most likely by being in a car or through a social setting outside of club activity.
The GAA have also issued an updated version of the Covid-19 Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games
There is now a section on Covid 19 Roles & Responsibilities (which can be found at learning.gaa.ie) containing the following documents
- Executive Responsibilities
- Referee Role Overview
- Parent & Guardian Guidelines
- Team Personnel Role & Responsibilities
- Player Roles & Responsibilities
- Coaches Responsibilities
- Covid Supervisor Responsibilities
Before returning to training all players (and parents/guardians of underage players) and mentors or anyone attending training or games must complete
- The GAA Health Questionnaire (which can be found here https://returntoplay.gaa.ie) which takes about 5 minutes to register and complete. A User’s Guide is attached below.
- An online education module from the GAA (which can be found here https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/) which takes 20 minutes. A screenshot of the certificate of completion of the module must be sent to the Covid Supervisor.
The questionnaire will only need to be completed once. It can then be updated by logging in and clicking renew each time before attending a session in Sarsfields (training or match).Everyone attending a session must first complete the Health Questionnaire before returning to Gaelic Games (and renew for subsequent sessions). This includes a parent or guardian of a young underage player who intends to be on the pitch for the session.
Underage players must have a parent/guardian complete the Health Questionnaire on their behalf.
While normal training and contact will be allowed on the pitch, social distancing and hand sanitation must be maintained off the pitch and the session will be “get in-train/play-get out” until further notice.
A traffic and access plan has been put in place for all 4 pitches with hand sanitation stations available at the entrance to each pitch.
Resources & Downloads
- The GAA Guidelines for the Safe Return to Gaelic Games (Updated v1.3)
- The Sarsfields Protocol for the Safe Return to Gaelic Games
- Guide on Dealing With a Positive Case (July Update)
- The link to complete the Health Questionnaire electronically
- The link to the GAA Safe Return to Gaelic Games on-line educational model
- Click here to view the GAA Safe Return to Gaelic Games Webinar(s)
Further information can be found at https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19
We will notify all coaches & supervisors/covid supervisors/players, parents & guardians/members and when there are any changes by ClubZap and social media as and when there are any changes/additions to this information
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Covid Supervisor for your (your child’s) team or the Covid Officer Ollie Ryan (086 264 1115 or firstname.lastname@example.org)