The Government’s guidance on Level 5 is now clear, with the risk to public health meaning that individuals are asked to stay at home with certain exceptions.
The protocols, as they relate to Tennis, can be summarised as follows;
- Non-contact training / coaching can continue for school aged children under the supervision of designated coaches. It must occur outdoors in pods of no more than 6 players per court. A maximum of 4 players 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. All activities are subject to strict social distancing and those players not on court must always maintain a clear 2m distance from others.
- We ask that juniors attend the club ready for sessions and have used toilet facilities prior to attending the club
- Food and Beverage will be available for take away along with tea/coffee facility.
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It will also be permitted to open outdoor courts for structured training sessions by school aged children, i.e. those aged 18 years and younger, as per the recommended pod system.
This must be conducted under the supervision of designated coaches and in compliance with approved COVID-19 protocols and all relevant public health guidance.
During these training sessions it will only be permitted for participants and relevant coaching and support personnel to be present.
In the case of children’s sport, parents will be permitted to attend for child safeguarding purposes, however, they will be required to comply with social distancing and other public health advice.
Tennis Ireland understands the disappointment and difficulties that the government instructions will pose for players, coaches, club volunteers and staff but the challenge caused by COVID-19 impacts across all sectors of society and sport and we need a nationwide effort to fight it.
These measures will allow our juniors to continue to train safely and will protect our communities while the threat of COVID-19 exists.
Tennis Ireland will issue more detailed guidance later today.
Any questions please contact Daniele Mancia directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis Ireland Guidelines