FOLLOWING yesterday’s announcement that Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions have been extended until at least April, the GAA’s Covid-19 Advisory Group will meet this week.
The GAA hopes that the green light could be given for inter-county training in early April.
It will now be May at the earliest before GAA games will take place and there is now a suggestion that the 2021 Allianz Leagues could be cancelled.
The Government’s Covid-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021 plan deals with the return to play process.
“The situation will be subject to ongoing review taking account of the evolving epidemiological situation and available evidence in relation to vaccine deployment, uptake and effectiveness,” the new publication says.
“However, public health advice is that it is too early to say how and when other restrictions should be eased given current uncertainties.
“Government will meet in advance of the 5th of April to review the level of restrictions.
“Any easing of measures should be slow and gradual with sufficient time between phases to assess impact and to respond if the epidemiological situation was to deteriorate.
“It will take account of emerging international and national evidence and experience and with a specific focus on supporting mental health and wellbeing.”
Were the restrictions to be eased to level 4, juveniles would be allowed to return to non-contact training in pods.
In Donegal, the 2020 SFC final between Naomh Conaill and Kilcar is still to be played, as has the IFC relegation play-off between Naomh Colmcille and Naomh Ultan.Tags: