Changes to the Covid-19 restrictions will be taking place over the coming weeks, starting on Monday 12th April.
Cycling Ulster wish to remind members of the importance to continue to abide by the restrictions and look forward to a return to further cycling activities in the time ahead.
The latest information on restrictions is set out below and clubs should also refer to the Cycling Ireland protocols for activities during Covid-19 by clicking here.
Training (Clubs, Groups, and Individuals)
1st April 2021
From 1st April, up to 10 people (including children of all ages) from a maximum of two households can take part in structured outdoor sports activities.
Outdoor sports facilities can re-open. However, club houses and indoor sports facilities (changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms), apart from essential toilet facilities must stay closed. The Cycling Ireland Booking System must be used for contact tracing purposes.
12th April 2021
From 12 April, up to 15 people (including coaches) can take part in structured outdoor sports training, through clubs affiliated to recognised sports governing bodies.
Events (Races & Sportives)
Cycling events, races or sportives are not currently permitted under the regulations set out by the Northern Ireland Executive.
You should avoid all unnecessary travel.
You should not travel more than 10 miles from your home in order to take exercise.
Everyone is asked to be mindful of the risks of spreading the virus by travel and should use their judgement when deciding whether to undertake a journey based on individual circumstances.
These restrictions will be kept under review by the NI Executive and we will endeavour to issue guidance on what activity can take place as soon as possible.
Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan
People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise. Group training is not permitted at this time.
From 12 April, you can travel within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries.
From 26 April, underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence, subject to public health advice at the time. Please contact a member of staff if Cycling Ireland can assist your club with putting the necessary structures in place to offer youth training.
Senior/Adult group training and/or club spins is not permitted under government guidelines until further notice.
No cycling events are to take place under government guidelines until further notice.
Professional, elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events only are permitted to continue behind closed doors.
From 26 April, subject to public health advice at the time, outdoor sports facilities can reopen (for example: Tracks & BMX Facilities).
Activities should take place between a maximum of two households. Facilities including club houses and any indoor facilities (for example: changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms), apart from essential toilet facilities must remain closed. There should not be any return to team sports or training activities.
The Cycling Ireland Booking System must be used for contact tracing purposes.
For Government of Ireland Covid-19 Public Health Measures, please click here