The Irish government has announced a number of new Covid-19 restrictions which impact upon events and activities in Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan. The implications are outlined below.

Sporting events and races can continue to take place behind closed doors. In the cycling context, the new restrictions mean cycling races and events can go ahead but that spectators are not permitted at these cycling races and/or events.

Groups exercising outdoors should be limited to 15 people, including club training sessions.

Cycling Ulster also want to remind members in the entire province that gatherings, including social gatherings, before, during a break in a training session or after events must be avoided. Participants should practice 2 metre physical distancing before, during any breaks in training sessions and after events.

The maximum number of participants for club training spins and leisure events in NI currently remains at 30 and we will update members if any changes to the restrictions are announced.

In addition, Cycling Ireland has launched a COVID-19 Liaison Officer Training Course to support clubs in the return to training. On successful completion of the course, the club’s designated “COVID-19 Liaison Officer” will receive a certificate of completion.
As a further support for clubs, Cycling Ireland’s online contact tracking/booking system is available for managing club training activities and training rides. The easy-to-use online system allows a ride leader to register all those attending a club activity from their smartphone.
Clubs must ensure participants are registered for contact tracing purposes and have completed a self-assessment form.

A statement on the new restrictions from Cycling Ireland can be seen by clicking here.