Covid-19 Club Education

Last Updated: 16/09/2020 at 10:30


The GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association have partnered to provide a Covid-19 Club Education Programme to help those involved in Clubs return safely to Gaelic Games activities.

The programme aims to protect the health and welfare of all those involved in Gaelic Games and minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in local communities.

It is especially aimed at:

  • Covid Supervisors and Club Officers
  • Players and Parents/Guardians of Underage Players
  • Team Personnel such as Managers, Coaches and Medical Personnel

More training and support will be announced for specific groups such as referees and games development staff in due course.

The programme will complement information, advice and support available to Clubs through County Committees and Provincial Councils. 

The information on this page summarises the initial education resources for Clubs. The Gaelic Games associations will continue to listen to the needs of its members and supporters and respond quickly where more important information is needed.  The programme will be delivered in stages with the initial offering tailored for Covid Supervisors and Club Officers.


Covid-19: Guidelines on the Safe Return to Gaelic Games 

Latest Version

30.6.20 - Guidelines on the Safe Return to Gaelic Games

Summary of Changes

  • From June 29th, contact training permitted for Gaelic Games
  • Interim Guidance on dealing with positive symptomatology issued – Dealing with Positive Symptomatology
  • Facilities permitted to open from June 29th
    • Astro turf facilities – for club members
    • Hurling ball walls
    • Walkways – all control measures, bar the need to adhere to social distancing, removed
    • Outdoor Handball Alleys
    • Officer Training/Meetings (Subject the guidelines prepared by the National Health and Safety Committee – Guidance on holding Indoor Meetings)
  • The following are allowed to open from June 29th providing Government Regulations for the relevant sector is followed and all required third party insurances and assurances are in place
    • Bars Serving Food
    • Businesses operated by third parties using GAA premised under licence or lease (Exception: Gyms)
    • Astro Turf Facilities – recreational use by non-GAA members
    • Playgrounds
  • It is hoped that the following may be allowed open for Phase 4 (from July 20th) – however, the GAA will confirm the position on each of these in the lead in to Phase 4:
    • Club/County Gyms
    • Dressing Rooms (subject to advice on Close v Casual Contacts)
    • Indoor Handball Alleys, subject to guidance laid down in Handball Return to Play Document
    • Use of facilities by community groups / recreational users
    • Bars not serving food

Covid-19 Incident Report Form

In order to keep track of Covid related incidents around the country, we have created a form through Microsoft Forms where Counties and Clubs can report various incidents to the GAA centrally as they occur. 

To access the form please CLICK HERE


Latest News

Latest Gaelic Games news on COVID-19: 


Online Learning

eLearning Module
A certified eLearning module has been developed for Gaelic Games.  It contains basic information for Players, Parents/Guardians and Team Personnel on their responsibilities and enables participants to get a Certificate to verify completion to their Club.

This module must be completed by anyone entering Club facilities for training sessions/games. The module will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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Club Briefings

A series of Club Briefings have been issued to explain the updates to the Guidelines and address common queries.

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Educational Resources

Resources available for Clubs include:

  • Posters and signage
  • Child safeguarding guidance
  • Health Questionnaire and Declaration

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Due to the rapid changing nature of the public health advice, all resources will be labelled with the date of last update and amended as quickly as possible after the Gaelic Games organisations approve changes.