Friday, January 1, 2021

Level 5 lockdown Email from athletics Ireland Dec 30th 2020

To All Athletics Ireland Members,

From midnight last night Ireland entered a new Level 5 lockdown with very strict guidelines in place to limit the spread of the virus due to its increasing spread. We await specific athletics implications from Sport Ireland but note the following advice below which can be found at

We request that all our members follow the latest government advice during this challenging time and please ensure that you all stay safe and healthy.

Exercise and sporting events


People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.

No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.

Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.

Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.

Matches and events

Professional, elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events only are permitted to continue behind closed doors.

No other matches or events are to take place.

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools must close from close of business on 31 December. 

No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings should take place.



Hamish Adams
Chief Executive Officer
Athletics Ireland
T: +353 1 886 9933
M: +353 86 3502552


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