Covid-19 Update

By on June 6, 2020

A Chairde,

Please see below a statement issued by the GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA with regard to a roadmap for a safe return to Gaelic Games. Round Tower GAA Club is bound by the guidance of the associations. The guidance is comprehensive and will be assessed by Round Tower Executive, with further information dispersed to members and supporters. 

Round Tower Executive 

Covid-19 Update – Safe Return to Gaelic Games

The GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have today published a plan for a safe return to Gaelic games for the three organisations.

The plan (click here to access) is the work of a specially appointed Advisory Committee, which included representatives of all three bodies, the GPA and a number of medical experts (see below for committee members).

It offers a route back to activity, subject to the government timelines being achieved in the weeks and months ahead.

It is broken down into sections covering Medical Advice; Preparing for a Safe Return; Information for Players and Team Personnel; Summary and Checklist; Roadmap for Return to Activity

Some of the stand-out elements of the report include:

· A gradual return to on-field non-contact activity in Phase Three of the Government plan in small groups.

· The need for an online education programme and new measures around temperature checking and completed documentation before training and games.

· A return to contact sport on July 20.

· Provisional windows for club activity and the return of inter-county training and competitions.

The document mirrors the Government roadmap and outlines the opt-in approach of the wider Gaelic games family regarding a possible return to activity and play.

It is being distributed to all units today with a view to providing them with time to put in place the necessary arrangements to facilitate a return to activity.