Covid Practices - Updated 25.04.21

Downloadable files (at the bottom of the page)

  1. FAI Safer Return to Football Protocols. The FAI define the difference between Close Contact and Casual Contact in Section 12.

  2. FAI COVID-19 FAQs

  3. Raheny United Covid-19 Checklist

  4. Raheny United Training Attendee & Checklist Template (records must be retained for 4 weeks)

 

Key Messages

 

Training: Astro & Saint Anne’s Pitches

  • Protocols state there must be 15 minute buffer between training sessions if there is a team training after you.

  • Therefore, restrict your session to 45 minutes.

  • Enter by the main astro entrance and depart from the opposite side.

 

Coaches   

  • All coaches must be familiar with the Updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.

  • All coaches must ensure that all participants in training sessions are briefed on the Updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.

  • Coaches must arrive to the session in their training gear.

  • All coaches must adhere to the Updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol throughout the full duration of the training session.

  • Coaches must provide a register of attendees at all training sessions to the COVID-19 Compliance Officer for contact tracing purposes.

  • Coaches must bring their own hand sanitizer.

  • Coaches must ensure that the training area and pitch is clear of all equipment before leaving the facility

 

Players

  • All players & parents/guardians of underage players must be familiar with the Updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.  

  • Clubs must ensure that all players & parents/guardians of underage players are briefed on the Updated Protocol before returning to training.

  • Players and parents/guardians are advised to keep up to date with HSE Guidelines.

  • All players must arrive to the training venue alone (if age appropriate) or can be dropped off by a member of the same household.

  • Players must arrive in their training gear and with their own equipment including water (labelled with their name) and shin pads.

  • Goalkeepers, or any player acting as a goalkeeper, must wear their own gloves

  • Players must bring their own hand sanitiser.

  • Personal items must be labelled with the player’s name and not shared.

  • Players must bring all personal items home with them.

 

Parents

  • Parents can attend training session but note there is a higher risk with people congregating around pitches so we all need to observe the overarching rules:

    • Not permitted on the pitch

    • 2 metre social distancing, spread along the pitch boundary – there is plenty of room.

    • Wear masks

    • Wash hands regularly 

  • Important: The virus is more likely to spread in confined spaces so no sharing of car journeys.  

 

The non-contact coaching practices will be made available at https://www.fai.ie/domestic/news/fai-safer-return-to-train-protocol next week (week 17).