To All Clubs

The Irish Judo Association received communication from Sport Ireland on Friday afternoon 27th November 2020 with regards to the 26 counties exiting Level 5 restrictions under the Living with Covid 19 plan Ireland:

‘Sport Ireland would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution the sports sector has made in adhering to the most recent Level 5 restrictions. As you may be aware Government is due to meet today to make the final decisions on how the country will exit Level 5. A public announcement to communicate these plans is also due to follow. The Return to Sport Expert Group met today. However, it was not in a position to provide additional direction or individual confirmations to sports in advance of Government decisions.’

As soon as the Irish Judo Association receives its update from Sport Ireland, all clubs will be notified immediately.

Sport NI has noted that indoor sport within the 6 counties is not permitted effective 27th November 2020:’

‘Indoor and outdoor sport is not permitted, other than at elite level. Elite training and competition can continue, both indoors and outdoors. Elite sporting events must be held behind closed doors without spectators. The definition of an elite athlete is set out in the regulations. All sports facilities such as leisure centres, gyms, health clubs, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, fitness and dance studios must close. Other exercise facilities including activity centres, equestrian centres (access for the purpose of animal welfare is permitted), marinas, and venues relating to motor sport and water sport must also remain closed. Only individual or household outdoor exercise is permitted. Physical activity such as walking, running, cycling, horse riding, or just walking the dog, bring many health benefits. You cannot participate in personal one-to-one training sessions or group activities such as running or cycling. Physical education delivered by or for schools, pre-schools and other education providers is permitted to continue.’

Stay Safe everyone.

Seán Fleming
IJA President