Athletics Ireland Covid-19 update September 2

An update was issued today (September 2) by Athletics Ireland.
This excerpt outlines the various stages and the key highlights and timelines for our sport
(September 6, September 20, October 22)

It is based on Ireland’s plan for the next and final phase of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic which was announced by the Government on Tuesday night.

September 6th 2021

Spectator Stadia Capacities

  • For indoor sporting events spectators should be fully seated.
  • Organisers should demonstrate full understanding of and adherence to best practice protective measures which should continue to apply, within these capacity limits and have COVID plans for events
  • Waves of 200 participants plus 200 spectators continue for all competition including road races and cross country.

September 20th 2021

From September 20th the following apply to competitive sports training, competition and events.

  • Capacity limits refer to the number of participants.
  • Spectator attendance in stadia remain in line with the capacities outlined above.


Note the formal requirement to ensure social distancing, excellent hygiene and mask wearing as required at events. Covid19 is still with us.

October 22nd 2021

Based on the criteria of at or close to 90% of people 16 or over being fully vaccinated in the coming weeks, and having regard to the incidence and behaviour of the disease at that time, the Government plan to remove further statutory restrictions in respect of events and activities from 22nd of October.

Some of the following key measures will be removed;

  • Formal requirements/mandates for physical distancing
  • Limits on numbers at outdoor events and engaging in sporting activities outdoors
  • Restrictions on indoor sports activities and other indoor leisure/community activities
  • Certification of immunity or testing as a prerequisite for access to, or engagement in, any activities or events (with exception of international travel)

Clcik HERE for ‘Reframing the Challenge’ Roadmap

All relevant information can be accessed here:  gov.ie – Reframing the challenge, continuing our recovery and reconnecting (www.gov.ie)