Covid 19 and Triathlon

In recent weeks, Triathlon Ireland has been watching the situation pertaining to Covid-19 very closely.

We are very conscious that the situation is of concern to clubs, athletes and races and are being guided by the latest information from the health authorities, the Government and Sport Ireland.

Earlier today, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that the following measures will come into effect from tomorrow, 13 March until 29 March. 

  • schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow (Friday)

  • indoor mass gatherings of 100 people or more and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled

  • all State-run cultural institutions will close


Triathlon Ireland have taken the decision to postpone all events up to and including Sunday, 29 March. We understand that this decision may cause disappointment to licence holders, clubs and race organisers but we are confident that it is in the best interest of the community.

This postponement will include all upcoming courses as well as duathlons. The following races will be affected:

  • Predator Triathlon Club Duathlon
  • Tri Lakes Knockma Duathlon
  • West Cork Duathlon
  • Limerick Duathlon
  • Galco Naas Duathlon 3

All registered participants of the affected duathlons will receive an email in due course. If you are registered on a Triathlon Ireland Course in the coming weeks, we will be in contact with you directly.


Effective from 6pm today, all Triathlon Ireland affiliated clubs are advised to cancel club training sessions and events until 29 March.

As per the guidance issued by the health authorities, clubs and club members should take precautions against the spread of COVID-19 such as:
- regular hand washing
- social distancing
- exercising proper cough and sneeze etiquette.


The Covid-19 situation has the potential to change quickly - if the health authorities change their guidance, Triathlon Ireland will respond accordingly and will quickly inform all clubs, races and other affected parties.

Further Information on COVID-19 is available from the HSE website.

There is also advice from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland on its website.

There are also HSE posters that may be of value to print and put up in your clubhouse.

Cough/sneeze etiquette
Hand hygiene - washing
Hand Hygiene

Last Updated: 12/03/2020