St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath 089-4440124

We ask all Parents to read the points below and ensure they are familiar with them before their child returns to gaelic games.

Before returning to Training

  • All Parents must complete the eLearning module.
  • All children must have a completed Health Questionnaire before the first session. Sample here:
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    . This will be completed online, prior to your return to games.i knEach individual will be required to sign a declaration at each subsequent session to confirm their health status has not changed.
  • Check or have your child’s body temperature recorded just prior to entering the training or playing facility.
  • If your temperature is above 37.5C you must stay at home and consider contacting your GP for advice or referral.
  • The onus is on the Parent/Guardian to complete this

Covid Supervisor

  • All Parents/Guardians must ensure that Children/Youths attending Clubs or events are fully aware of the Guidelines enforced in the current phase by the Covid Supervisor.
  • Parents/Guardians must ensure that the Covid Supervisor and team mentors are made fully aware in advance of any medical conditions a player may have.
  • Parents/Guardians must ensure that their contact details are up-to-date and with the Club if contact has to be made.

Traveling to and from training:

  • Only one Parent/Guardian should travel with younger players where possible – Parents or Guardians not directly involved in the training session are not permitted to attend or observe training.
  • The driver must either stay in the vehicle or leave the grounds and return at the appointed collection time.
  • Players to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to session commencing and be collected immediately after training.
  • Parents/Guardians must check the Player, and their own, temperature prior to departing for the venue.
  • Players must not physically greet each other at any stage.
  • Players should arrive togged ready to play as there will be no access to changing rooms.
  • Parents/Guardians of Players with specific medical conditions can remain in car park in case of emergency, providing they adhere to all Guidelines in place in that phase.

Check In process

  • Parents/Guardians should complete the Health Questionnaire on behalf of their children prior to attending the first session only.  An online solution will be available for this process.
  • Each Parent/Guardian will be required to sign a declaration at each subsequent session to confirm the health status of their child has not changed.
  • Parents/Guardians should not approach check in areas where possible and must adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

Clubhouse and facilities

  • Parents/Guardians must ensure their children are fully kitted out when they arrive for the session as there will be no access to dressing rooms on site.
  • All children should have their own equipment and must NEVER share that with anyone else. These items include water bottles, clothing, sun cream etc.
  • Footballs and cones etc. will be provided at the session.
  • Clubs such establish systems for drop off/collection points to avoid traffic jams.


  • Training areas will be divided into zones with Players/Coaches allocated to training within each zone. Zones will be identified by colour, number, section, etc. **
  • Every Player should know their training zone on arrival at the pitch. **
  • All Players to remain in socially distanced groups during breaks and not to mingle.
  • Where necessary, toilet breaks will be staggered with no grouping and this should be organised prior to commencement of event.
  • Access to dressing rooms and function halls is prohibited until notified differently so Parents/Guardians should be mindful of this when packing the Players bag.

**(may not be relevant as per guidelines 19th June – needs clarification)

Post training

  • Players must leave immediately, and dressing rooms will not be accessible for anyone until notified differently.
  • Players must shower at home and no access will be given to shower facilities in Clubs until guidelines are altered.
  • Parents/Guardians should ensure that all kit and equipment is thoroughly cleaned.

Social distancing behaviours

  • Parents/Guardians must ensure their children are aware of etiquette guidelines.
  • Players and Parents/Guardians must refrain from handshakes and high fives.
  • Practice good cough/sneeze etiquette and dispose of any used tissue in a responsible manner.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Remain apart from other Parents/Guardians during session.
  • Social distancing is advised when travelling in vehicles to/from training.
  • No spitting or clearing of nostrils on pitch or grounds.

Parents/Guardians should promote behaviours in children that will reduce the spread of the virus

Examples of good behaviours include:

    • Staying at home when appropriate.
    • Contact your GP for advice if you or anyone in your household display symptoms.
    • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
    • Adequate hygiene supplies.
    • Signs and messages.
    • Activities confined to a geographical locality.