Covid Procedures - Northern Ireland

Inline Hockey Ireland has updated it's gameday procedures in light of easing restrictions, some of the procedures adopted however will remain.
We are committed to a safe continuation of competitive inline hockey and believe the procedures outlined will help ensure any risks are minimised. It is imperative that all comply and take responsibility to maintain hygiene and social distance where applicable.

Self Isolation/Symptoms

Persons must not attend if:

  • They are self-isolating as  a result of a positive Covid-19 test;
  • They are awaiting a Covid-19 test result due to having symptoms; or,
  • Have been instructed to self-isolate as a result of a close contact with someone with Covid-19 or returning from a red list country.

If a team is heavily affected by Covid-19, potential contacts or local lockdowns allowances will be in place to postpone games.

All persons should monitor any symptoms up to 7 days after the game day.

  • Should any Covid-19 symptoms arise the person should inform their team manager who in turn should notify the league management team.
  • The person should arrange to get a Covid-19 test; if it returns positive contact tracing will then be carried out.

Entry Requirements

There are currently no immunity entry requirements for indoor sports events in Northern Ireland

Antigen Test/Laterflow Test

We are encouraging all attendees, even if fully vaccinated, to undertake an antigen test/laterflow test the morning of or the evening before a game day. Rapid Lateral flow tests provide a result within 30 minutes at home.

If a person returns a positive result they must not attend the game day and should seek a PCR test and self-isolate as necessary.


Spectators will now once again be allowed to attend without limit.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are encouraged to be worn by anyone aged 13 or older inside the venues,  except when playing; unless you are eating/drinking, or exempt.

Be Respectful

We ask that you are respectful of others around. Whilst the requirement for social distancing has been removed, peoples own personal situation and comfortability will vary.

Sanitisation and Cleaning

We ask that you sanitise your hands on arrival.
The Rink still have enhanced cleaning before and after game days.


  • Teams and officials will still have designated changing areas for the day/game.
    • Participants MUST stick to their allocation.
    • Players should plan to minimise their time spent in changing areas.
    • There is to be no nudity outside of the changing areas. 
  • Once changed ready for your game all bags, personal belongings, etc. must be left tidily in your assigned area.
  • Showering - there will be access to showers at this time.
  • Changing rooms must be left tidy with rubbish placed in bins at the end of each day.


  • Teams should only enter the rink when invited to do so by game officials.
  • All players and staff must enter through the double doors of the rink, not via the scorekeeper area.
    • Only select individuals should enter the scorekeeping area; scorekeeper & officials.
  • Teams will be given league pucks to warm up with.
  • Gameplay will occur as normal and there are no restrictions in that regard.
  • Participants should have their own water/drinks bottle that is clearly marked.
  • Handshake lines will now be allowed but we encourage the use of gloved fist bumps..
  • Team captains/managers & officials are reminded to sign gamesheets at the conclusion of each game.
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