Cycling Ireland urges members of the cycling community to strictly adhere to the guidelines which are in place within their locality. Check government sources regularly for the latest information.
Republic of Ireland – www.gov.ie and www.hse.ie
Northern Ireland – www.northernireland.gov.uk and www.health-ni.gov.uk
Covid-19 – Updated Government Guidelines as of 27.03.2020
Cycling Ireland wishes to highlight the updated guidelines announced by the government on Friday, 27th March 2020.
These state that until the 12th April, everyone within the Republic of Ireland are urged to stay in their home wherever possible. Staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to your friends, families and communities.
Stay at home in all circumstances, except in the following situations:
o to travel to and from work where the work is considered an essential service. You can see the full list of essential workers here.
o to attend medical appointments and collect medicines and other health products for yourself, your family or someone who is vulnerable or cocooning.
o for vital family reasons including caring for children, elderly or vulnerable people but excluding social family visits.
o to take brief individual physical exercise within your locality, which may include children from your household within 2 kilometres of your home and adhering to strict 2 metre social distancing measures.
Cycling Ireland requests that members of the cycling community comply with and support the measures taken by government to address the Covid19 crisis. Travelling by bike remains a healthy, environmentally friendly and efficient means of transport in the situations set out above.
As an alternative to training outdoors, Cycling Ireland has launched a series of races and workouts on the popular online training platform, Zwift. In addition, a series of bike skill videos will be available across our social media channels which can be mastered while adhering to government restrictions.
Click here for a list of the latest public health measures with the Republic of Ireland.
Northern Ireland Public Health Agency Advice as of 28.03.2020
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. The best way to do this is to stay at home. No-one may leave their home without reasonable excuse.
A reasonable excuse includes the need:
· to obtain basic necessities, including food and medical supplies;
· to take exercise either alone or with other members of their household;
· to seek medical assistance;
· to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person, or to provide emergency assistance;
· to donate blood;
· to travel for the purposes of work or to provide voluntary or charitable services, where it is not reasonably possible for that person to work, or to provide those services, from the place where they are living;
· to attend a funeral of a family member.
· There are also restrictions on gatherings, where no more than two people can be together outside unless the persons are from the same household, where the gathering is essential for work purposes, or if people are attending a funeral
· Penalties ranging from fixed penalty notices to fines of up to £5,000 are being introduced to enforce the new powers.
For more information specific to Northern Ireland click here