Counties Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan will enter level 5 restrictions (with a few exceptions) of the Irish government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19 as of midnight on Wednesday 21st October.

The implications for cycling clubs, members and activities are set out below. Level 5 restrictions are expected to remain in place for a period of 6 weeks.

Level 5 – Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal


  • All training activities should be individual only or with members of your own household. There is an exemption for professional/elite sports and school aged children.
  •  Non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15.


No events should take place, with the following exceptions:

  • non-contact training can continue for school aged children, outdoors in pods of 15
  • professional, elite sports and inter-county Gaelic games, horse-racing and greyhound racing are permitted to continue behind closed doors


  • Exercise within 5 kilometres of home
  • Cycling is encouraged when travelling for essential purposes (essential work, shopping, medical appointments, vital family visits etc – full list here)
  • A travel exemption is in place to take school aged children to permitted training as provided for in the Exercise and Sporting section on

NI counties remain at the restrictions announced on 14th October which mean indoor training must be performed on an individual basis and outdoor training is permitted with a maximum of 15 riders.

Reminder – All events on the island of Ireland have been postponed until further notice.

Click here for guidance from Cycling Ireland