Statement Re: Announcement from Athletics Ireland May 17, 2020 Junior, Juvenile, Master, Senior, U23

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Statement Re: Announcement from Athletics Ireland

Dear club members,

This information applies to both juvenile and senior athletes

Training remains suspended for Waterford A.C. for the foreseeable future, and will not return on the 18th of May. The announcement from Athletics Ireland advised that clubs now have the permission of Sport Ireland to return in very small and controlled groups, under strict conditions, and where the club can control the facility in which the training occurs. More information on this announcement can be found on the Athletics Ireland Covid-19 updates page. Documents detail the restrictions on athletes, clubs and coaches that must be met before training can resume.

As a club, we train at both the RSC and WIT Arena. Both of these facilities remain closed with no current timetable for when they will reopen. The relaxing of restrictions that are to come into effect next Monday do not allow for the club to return to training at this time. We would love to see all members back training, however it is not possible to do so yet.

When training can resume, we will notify all members through text, our Facebook page and website, and will try to give as much notice as possible. There are still many limiting factors restricting us, and we don’t know at this time when it will be possible to return.

We encourage all members to continue to train alone or with family household members only, and to follow the guidelines from the HSE on social distancing and maintaining safety when you are out and about.

We will update our members again just as soon as the return to training becomes clearer.

In the meantime we advise athletes and coaches to study the Athletics Ireland Guidelines; https://www.athleticsireland.ie/…/coronavirus-covid-19-upd…/

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