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.
This page will be updated on a regular basis, to reflect the latest guidance from the Government and Public Health Authority. Click here for an accessible version of this content.
Updated 12th April 2021
Following clarification from Sport NI and the Executive, Athletics NI would like to advise athletes, coaches, clubs and associates of the following:
*Sport NI have clarified the above further by stating that: To comply with the regulations any individual / club organising outdoor sport training needs to be able to satisfy the following criteria:
(a) they are affiliated to or have membership of a organisation that has oversight of the standards of their provision.
This therefore allows Athletics NI Licensed Coaches to take sessions.
Athletics NI will update this guidance upon further updates from Sport NI and the NI Executive.
Updated 31st March 2021
The following guidance documents have been updated:
Further guidance, including the Return to Competition Guidance, will be updated after the NI Executive review and confirmation from Sport NI.
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.
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