THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR SPECTATORS IS TAKEN FROM THE LATEST DOCUMENT PREPARED BY THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE, SENT TO CLUBS ON JUNE 2.
This guidance document, which has been reviewed by the National Health & Safety Committee on behalf of the GAA Covid-19 Advisory Group, is intended for all those associated with the organisation of GAA, Camogie and LGFA matches for the 2021 season. These guidelines which are not exhaustive, outline the key safety and operational elements that Ground Management/Event Organisers should currently consider when planning games in the context of Covid-19.
The efforts of staff, volunteers, players, coaches, medics, backroom personnel, match officials, contractors, administrators, and spectators in 2020 in ensuring that the guidelines in this document were diligently followed was a key reason for the success of the season. The roll out of the vaccine programme and continued adherence to all relevant guidance and public health advice will be crucial in ensuring a safe and enjoyable year for everyone involved in our games.
The guidelines may change over the course of the coming weeks and months as new health advice emerges or as changes in Government regulations are issued. This is a working document and should serve merely as a template for a more detailed site-specific Risk Assessment and Event Management Plan for each venue and event. Although variations in government advice may differ between the two jurisdictions on the island, it is intended that most of these recommendations can be applied to grounds in all counties.
These guidelines should also be read in conjunction with the Central Competitions Control Committee Match Regulations document, GAA Ticketing Communications and with all relevant Camogie and LGFA guidance on Competitions, Inter County Teams and Ticketing.
• Spectators should be aware that in attending GAA, Camogie and LGFA games not all the risks posed from Covid-19 can be eliminated but that essential control measures have been put in place to reduce risks for spectators.
• Spectators must not attend games if they display any symptoms of Covid-19 and instead should phone their GP and follow public health advice.
• Individuals that are considered high risk or are in close contact with others who are considered high risk should not attend games (click here)
• Individuals must be informed that much of the responsibility for managing Covid-19 risk remains with themselves, particularly in relation to social distancing, the wearing of face coverings and sanitation
• All spectators should be encouraged to bring their own hand sanitiser.
• The use of face coverings is required for all patrons over the age of 13 (including those who have been seating policy, measures must be in place to ensure there is social distancing between patrons inside the grounds.
Key information should be available to spectators before they purchase a ticket to ensure they understand the specific Covid-19 control measures in place.
There should be no re-admittance to the ground once a patron has left.