Covid 19 Restrictions August 2020
by Co.Chair on the 21st of August 2020
As everyone is aware by now, new guidelines were issued on Tuesday with regard to the staging of outdoor events. All games are now to be played ‘Behind Closed Doors’. The following message was then received on Wednesday from The Camogie Association;
Following last night’s government announcement the GAA is seeking clarification on a number of issues relating to the organisation of Gaelic Games (including Camogie and Ladies Football) and activities (26 Counties).
As soon as we get clarity on these issues we will update our Units.
In the meantime, as games must now be played “behind closed doors”, no more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials.
The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media and event officials (stewards etc.).
While we await further clarification on the issue of parents attending juvenile games we suggest that one parent or guardian may attend a game where they consider it necessary for the welfare of their own child.
Cúl Camps and Team training should continue for the moment on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field.
As ever, the Association asks Units and members do their utmost to protect public health and we are very grateful for all of your efforts in this regard.
While this does address some issues around Child Welfare etc. it does not cover all eventualities. I would ask all our members and supporters to follow the guidelines to the very best of their ability. Do not travel to a match unless you are entitled to entry. Our club volunteers cannot and should not be put in the position of having to police their peers.
Camogie, GAA and LGFA are all embedded within their communities as are other voluntary sporting organisations. We must be wary of creating divisions within that community when our very goal is to have a safe and healthy environment for the future.
If you do fall in to one of the categories which allows you to attend a game, please make full use of the vast areas available and stand apart from others. Please sanitise on entering the grounds and leaving the grounds.
Please do not congregate either before or after the match.
Chairperson, Kilkenny Camogie Board
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