I am writing to you as the country settles into Level 5 restrictions to remind you of the protocols which we must adhere to under the current Government guidelines. Can you please pass this onto all you clubs.

In particular, I would like to remind you of the following:

- Players of a school-going age – under 19 as per FAI guidelines – can continue to train but only with the club they are registered with.

- All training must be outdoor, non-contact and in pods of 15 and in compliance with the FAI’s Safer Return to Training Protocol.

- Players are not allowed to train with any representative side outside their club team.

- FAI affiliated clubs are urged not to allow non-FAI affiliated academies use their facilities at this time.

- For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel more than 5 kilometres to attend an organised session.

- For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel outside their resident county to attend an organised training session.

- In accordance with Government Level 5 guidelines, training is not permitted for non-elite adult teams.

- All domestic adult and underage football matches remain in cessation.

- Complaints in respect of any breaches of protocols will be referred to the Disciplinary Control Unit of the FAI

We are all in this together, so I thank you for your continued co-operation.

All Leagues and Clubs are also reminded that we have a dedicated email address for COVID-19 related queries – covidchecklist@fai.ie

Best regards,

Ger McDermot

07/11/2020 22:14