GAA Covid Update / Reminder

GAA Covid Update / Reminder

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GAA Covid Update / Reminder

October 01, 2020

Further to the communication below from Croke Park's John Horan & Tom Ryan, Waterford GAA would again remind all of our members attending both adult and underage finals over the coming weeks to please comply with current guidelines. We must be aware of our responsibilities as supporters, parents, coaches, players and officials. Therefore, we ask that all members continue to maintain social distancing and reducing contacts in line with guidelines. The responsibility is on us all in these times.

A Rúnaí a chara,

As part of our policy of reviewing our Covid restrictions on an ongoing basis and following engagement with NPHET, we are requesting that all of our units actively discourage huddles before, during and after games in the days and weeks ahead.

We are also asking for all of our teams to avoid the following:

Team photographs (unless in seated area conforming to social distancing)

Shaking hands with other players and personnel

Celebrations and commiserations involving close physical contact

Players are also expected to:

follow Public Health Advice with respect to personal hygiene and etiquette

social distance from broadcasters if and when being interviewed

refrain from swapping their shirts

avoid congregating in indoor areas or passing through pitch-side tunnels at the same time as opponents.

These guidelines should be discussed with all teams who are still involved in competitions.

We appreciate the challenges some of these restrictions pose but as public health measures and as part of GAA efforts to tackle the spread of the virus, compliance is crucial.

Is Muidne,

Seán Ó hÓráin   Tomás Ó Riain

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