From: Secretary Kildare
Sent: 18 April 2020
Subject: Covid-19 Resource Information for Older Members
Please find attached a Covid-19 resource information pack for older adults
Daithí Ó Cathail / Dave Cahill
Rúnaí Chill Dara / Kildare GAA Secretary
CLICK the below link to download.
The GAA has issued an update on its contingency planning for the scheduling of club and inter-county matches this year in light of last weekend’s Government announcement of the extension of current restrictions until May 5th. #GAA #COVID19
Acting on guidance from Croke Park, our Club Grounds and Clubhouse will remain closed
This includes the use for recreational purposes, including walking, casual games or gatherings.
The GAA Player Injury Fund and Public Liability Insurance Cover continue to be suspended.
The club together scheme has been replaced by a local authority initiative.
If you are looking for a volunteer to help with deliveries please contact the local authorities as they will assign a volunteer to help.
We will follow-up a further note with details of the actions we are required to take to comply with the below email from GAA Communications.
Hope you are keeping well & stay well.
From: GAA Communications
Sent: 25 March 2020 16:36
Subject: Latest update COVID - 19; 25ú Márta 2020
I wish to draw your attention again to our previously issued guidance document of March 20th.
We advised you that, until March 29th, games and training were suspended, club gyms were to close, and Player Injury Fund cover was suspended.
We subsequently instructed that club bars should also close for the period.
Please be advised that, in line with recent government announcements, these measures and closures are now extended to Sunday April 19 inclusive, at which stage arrangements will be reviewed.
In addition, we are now instructing GAA Clubs to close their facilities completely.
This is to include the use of all pitches and property for recreational purposes, including walking, casual games or gatherings.
Where it is not possible to restrict access please erect signage to the effect that all GAA facilities are closed and all activity suspended.
In order to facilitate an orderly resumption of activities when circumstances permit, Clubs are encouraged to proceed as normal with their membership registration process where practical. Clubs of course should be mindful of the possible changed financial circumstances of members.
Similarly, club lottos may proceed if they are run on an online basis and do not involve wholesale engagement with the public.
Clubs are also advised to refrain from undertaking new capital projects while support funding for this type of work is suspended.
As a national / international organisation, we have a part to play in emphasising the need to practice social distancing, as outlined by the authorities.
It is imperative that we exercise extreme caution keeping two metres between people when taking physical exercise while encouraging people to consider using off-peak times when they are less likely to meet others.
Attached is the latest messaging from the HSE covering guidelines around volunteering which we advise our clubs to consider as they involve themselves in community-based volunteer efforts.
Individual volunteers are asked to register with Volunteer Ireland (26 Counties) and Volunteer Now (Six Counties).
We would like to thank everyone who has helped the GAA adhere to government guidelines up to this point.
We would also like to assure you that we, and the wider GAA team across our counties and provinces, are working hard to ensure that we are in the best possible position to return to our games when that time comes.
In the meantime, please stay safe, look out for one another and continue to adhere to the instructions of the Government and the Health Authorities at this most challenging time.
Go raibh maith agaibh,
Tomás Ó Riain Seán Ó hÓráin
Ard Stiúrthóir Uachtarán
GAA Communications Dept.
Rannóg Cumarsáide CLG / GAA Communications Dept.
Gutháin / Tel : +353 (01) 865 8659
CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Baile Átha Cliath 3 /
GAA, Croke Park, Dublin