Athletics NI have put together some useful information below to help assist our clubs, athletes, coaches and officials during the Coronavirus outbreak in Northern Ireland.
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Updated 30th December 2021
The NI Executive have stated that there will be no further changes to the COVID-19 restrictions around sports, at this time, however the following measures are encouraged in order to keep our sporting community safe:
Previous Restrictions that remain in place:
Covid Exit Plan This is our Pathway for a return to sport, and covers venues, coaching, clubs and competition. It aligns with the NI Executive and Sport NI Frameworks and details what activity can resume in each category as we reach each Step. It is designed to be a flexible document and is likely to change depending on instruction and guidance from the NI Executive, UK Athletics and Sport NI.
Covid Risk Assessment Before commencing any training session coaches should complete a risk assessment to determine if it is safe to do so. This risk assessment has been designed to specifically assess Covid-19 related risks
Covid Coordinator Checklist This document has been designed to aid those who have been appointed their Club's Covid Coordinator.
Road Running Event Guidance Updated 29th September 2021
Cross Country Event Guidance Updated 29th September 2021
Back to T&F Competition Guidance Updated 25th May 2021
Return to Sport Guidance Athletes & Coaches Updated 25th May 2021
Return to Sport Guidance Clubs Updated 25th May 2021
Return to Track & Field Competition Guidance Updated 20th April 2021
Return To Sport Guidance for Clubs Updated 31st March 2021
Return to Sport Guidance for Athletes & Coaches Updated 31st March 2021
Guidance for the Resumption of Jumps Updated 25th May 2021
These documents has been developed with guidance from Marsh Insurance, UK Athletics, the Home Country Athletic Federations. They are subject to change as we fully return to sport and as further guidance is issued from the NI Executive and Sport NI. We would like to thank all our clubs, coaches and athletes for their patience and understanding during this difficult time. We appreciate the desire to return to training and competition and hope that these guidelines will assist everyone in their return to athletic activity.
Advice on Coronavirus & Social Distancing:
Information on Facilities and Outdoor Activities:
Webinars & Athletics Activities
England Athletics Coaching Webinars: https://www.englandathletics.org/about-us/athletics-at-home/coaching-webinars/
World Athletics- Athletics At Home: https://www.worldathletics.org/be-active