St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath 0877441731

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.