Racquetball Ireland has now published its Protocols & Procedures for Return to Play for both Clubs & Players/Members along side our Return to Play Roadmap.
Carefully read the Protocols for Return to Play Clubs to ensure your club is prepared to restart.
Racquetball Ireland advises every club to appoint a Covid Officer who will be responsible for managing issues and queries relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare/implement a club response plan. Sport Ireland will offer an online training course in the next two weeks for Covid Officers.
A Club risk assessment should be completed before return to play
Carefully read the Protocols for Return to Play Players/Members to ensure you are informed and prepared to follow the required guidelines.
Complete a Personal Assessment Declaration.
All information can be found: Here
Always remain mindful of your own health and that of your fellow players and ensure guidance with the National Government and HSE guidelines. We are in this together and are equally responsible for ensuring that we protect the health of ourselves and that of others and for ensuring that best practices are followed and implemented.
Due to the evolving nature of Covid-19 & changing Governmental Guidelines, documents are subject to change. Please check our website and social media platforms for updates regularly.
As we look closer at the return to sport, we highly recommended that ALL involved complete Sport Ireland’s online COVID-19 Awareness e-Learning Course available on their website.
It is essential that ALL Clubs, Committees, Groups, Coaches, Parents, Volunteers & Participants inform themselves and prepare for the return to play in a safe way that can help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
It is a free course and takes only 30 minutes.
The course is available at: https://www.sportireland.ie/covid19/course
This Sport Ireland COVID-19 Return to Sport e-learning resource is intended to supplement Government advice through the Roadmap for the Reopening of Society and Business with specific reference to sport and physical activity. At all times, the health of those participating in and facilitating sport and physical activity is priority. Whilst risk in relation to the spread of COVID-19 cannot be eliminated, it can be minimised.
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The Racquetball Association is currently finalising a protocol document on the return to play.
As at the current date, no indoor sport has received permission to return to play yet. At present, return to sport protocols for all indoor sports in Ireland are being examined by Sport Ireland and work is underway to produce recommendations for same.
Due to the confined space in which racquetball is played and the difficulty in ensuring social distancing in competitive play, it is viewed as a higher-risk sport for the contraction of Covid -19. Also, protocols need to take in to account of the age profile of a large percentage of players.
The Association hopes racquetball will return in the shortest timeframe possible but also by the safest means possible.
Further updates will be made in the coming weeks.
Sport Ireland are undertaking a study to gather the most up to date information from female coaches in Ireland, both current and former, to inform the development of future plans, programmes and initiatives for female coaches in the country.
The findings from this survey and the subsequent study will enable Sport Ireland to develop resources, programmes and strategies that can support the ongoing work of Irish Racquetball and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs), as well as advising on future work plans in the topic of females in coaching.
We hope that as a result of this survey we can
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