Update on Triathlon's Return to Training & Racing

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Following the Government's Announcement last week, moving Phase 4 provisionally to the 10th August, Triathlon Ireland would like to provide an update regarding training for our members and clubs. The Return to Training Protocol for Clubs has been updated to reflect these amendments, the main ones are outlined below. We also have some important information for all athletes returning to triathlon.

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This weekend, triathlon returns at the Hardman Skellig Half in Waterville. We are really excited for our sport to resume triathlon racing, and have Sport Ireland approved Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure it is done safely. As part of this, all participants in multisport events must read the Covid-19 Event Guidelines for Athletes before making their return to triathlon. This important document highlights how events will run and outlines your personal responsibility in relation to taking part in multisport. 

We hope you enjoy racing again, but there are measures in place to keep everyone safe. We ask that you read the Covid-19 Event Guidelines for Athletes and your Event's Athlete Briefing in full before travelling to the event. Please adhere to social distancing and Event Organisers' directions at all times while you are at your event, and stay at home if you are at all unwell. 


There have been some changes for members and clubs in Northern Ireland released by the Northern Ireland Executive. 

  •  Indoor fitness studios and gyms can reopen from the 10th of July.
  •  Outdoor leisure playgrounds and gyms can reopen from the 10th of July.
  •  Outdoor competitive games and events can commence from the 11th of July with no spectators.
  •  Indoor sport and leisure facilities, including leisure centres can reopen from the 17th of July. This does not include swimming pools at this stage.

HSE COVID Tracker App

It is recommended that all Triathlon Ireland members download the HSE COVID Tracker App. Please note this does not replace the requirements already set out in the Return to Club Training Protocol as regards registration for club sessions and contact tracing, it is an extra measure.

Dealing with Positive Cases

If a positive case is identified in the club, contact tracing will take  place by public health authorities who will determine who are close or casual contacts. The club Covid-19 officer may need to assist the public health authorities in establishing relevant contacts in the club. Those who are identified as close contacts will be asked to refrain from attending training sessions until they have been given clearance by a medical professional.

A reminder that all clubs should now have a Covid-19 Officer(s). All Covid-19 Officers should complete the Sport Ireland Return to Sport Online Course.

Contact Us

Our staff remain working remotely but are always on hand to answer your queries. Visit the Staff Directory for contact details.

The Club Slack Channel remains an important forum for club discussion. If your chairperson would like to be added, contact niamh@triathlonireland.com.




Last Updated: 7th August 2020