Covid-19: Northern Ireland Training Update

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New restrictions will come into place on 26th December for Triathlon Ireland members and clubs in Northern Ireland and will remain in place for 6 weeks, to be reviewed after 4 weeks.

Sport Northern Ireland Guidelines

The guidance from the Sport NI Return to Sport Team is divided into two sets of dates, from 26th December to 1st January inclusive, and from 2nd January onwards. Please see below what the guidelines mean for triathlon training.

From 26/12/2020 to 01/01/2021 Inclusive:

→ No sporting events permitted at all, even at elite level.

→ Elite athletes permitted to train between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

→ Outdoor sports and exercise facilities including activity centres, equestrian centres, Golf courses, marinas and venues relating to motor sport and water sport must close.

→ Indoor sports and exercise facilities, including soft play areas, leisure centres, climbing facilities, rinks, gyms, swimming pools, equestrian centres and venues relating to sports activity must close.

→ Outdoor exercise permitted only as an individual or with members of your own household.

Triathlon Ireland Guidelines for this period: 

→ Triathlon Ireland High Performance Athletes are permitted to train between 6:00am and 8:00pm

→ Triathlon Ireland Club Training is not permitted

→ Triathlon Ireland members can train outdoors as an individual or with members of your own household

FROM 02/01/2021:

→ Outdoor gatherings for the purposes of exercise or sport are only permitted for elite athletes, for the purposes of P.E in or for schools, or if participants are members of the same household.

→ Outdoor sports and exercise facilities including activity centres, equestrian centres, Golf courses, marinas and venues relating to motor sport and water sport must close.

→ Indoor sport is only permitted for elite athletes or for P.E in, or for, schools.

→ Indoor sports and exercise facilities, including soft play areas, leisure centres, climbing facilities, rinks, gyms, swimming pools, equestrian centres and venues relating to sports activity must close.

→ Elite training and competition can continue, both indoors and outdoors. The definition of an elite athlete is set out in the Regulations

→ Spectators are not permitted at elite sporting events

Triathlon Ireland Guidelines for this period: 

→ Triathlon Ireland Club Training is not permitted

→ Triathlon Ireland members can train outdoors as an individual or with members of your own household

Return to Training Protocol

The Return to Training Protocol has been updated to reflect these changes.

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Last Updated: 21st December 2020