Covid, Tennis Return from 26th April 2021, main points

Tennis Ireland has sent us a summary of the key points of the changes coming in on 26th which we reproduce here:

The key points are:

From 26 April outdoor tennis facilities can reopen

    • To access club courts, players must be a current member or a participant on an approved Tennis Ireland Programme
    • Adult (Over 18 yrs.) coaching activities must be limited to a maximum of two households per court. Players must remain in their own sections of the court.
    • Double’s play is allowed, if playing partners are from the same household.
    • Club houses and other indoor facilities (for example: changing rooms, showers, meeting rooms), must remain closed.Essential toilet facilities may open.
    • From 12 April, travel is permitted within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries.
    • Coaches should prepare and present a Risk Assessment document and get approval to coach from the Club Covid 19 Committee.A pod, up to a maximum of 6 Junior players (u18 yrs.), can be coached per court.
    • A maximum of 4 junior players (u18 yrs.) can operate on the court at any one time while remaining in their own sections of the court with up to 2 other players rotating in and out as required.
    • A pod of 8 players per court is allowable for red ball activities, subject to social distancing protocols being implemented.
    • Adult (Over 18 yrs.) coaching activities must be limited to a maximum of two households per court. Players must remain in their own sections of the court.
    • To access the courts in Level 5, a player must:
      • Not be subject to a quarantine restriction as per the Department of Foreign Affairs Travel protocols.  For more information visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/general-covid-19-travel-advisory/
      • Those who come back to Ireland from any country not designated a Category 2 State,  must quarantine at home and may exit quarantine with a negative or ‘not detected’ PCR test taken 5 days following their arrival at the earliest.

    Our measures and procedures are under constant review and will be updated as advice from Government and health authorities evolves and we will endeavour to keep clubs updated.

 

If you have any queries in relation to the guidelines or otherwise, please contact covid19@tennisireland.ie

Regards

Richard Fahey
Chief Executive

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