The Racquetball Association of Ireland are currently preparing protocols for a return to play. A draft protocol is being prepared with reference to current government guidelines.
In brief, we envisage that a return to ‘solo’ racquetbal (one player only per court) is feasible in Phase 3 of the Irish Government’s ‘Roadmap to re-opening business & society’ (published May 1st). Updates from the UK Government with respect to easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland will guide re-opening of racquetball clubs there.
The Association do NOT recommend any re-opening of racquetball courts before Phase 3 of the Roadmap has been reached.
Clubs are also advised to check out the newly-published “Roadmap for reopening society and business”, where relevant, for guidance on managing the club environment HERE.
Not all sports centres will be open by Phase 3. Players should check with their local facility regarding reopening, bookings and local protocols.
The roadmap sets out Ireland's plan for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in five phases:
18 May (phase 1)
8 June (phase 2)
29 June (phase 3)
20 July (phase 4)
10 August (phase 5)