Covid-19 Resources

Like all sports inline hockey has been majorly impacted over the last year by Covid-19. On this page you will find a number of resources regarding returning to activities. 

We have worked closely with the Irish Ice Hockey Association (IIHA) and our joint overall roadmap to a return to training can be found here.

While we share in your frustrations with the restrictions at times, it is important that as a sport/community we comply with them. As we move out of restrictions it is clear that implementation on the ground will come under scrutiny from the wider public.
Keeping sport moving forward (no matter how slowly) depends on the data but also the perception of how responsibly sports clubs treat these opportunities. Photographs  and videos that circulate in the media demonstrating any lack of adherence to guidance will be detrimental and may well lead to tighter restrictions or even cessation.

ROI Return to Inline Hockey Framework

NI Return to Inline Hockey Framework

Republic of Ireland - Current Situation

Republic of Ireland is currently in Level 5, which means:

  • Outdoor training can be individual training only
    • From 26th April Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence, further guidance to follow
  • Indoor training can be individual training only
  • Travel - Stay within 5km of your home
    • From 12th April you can travel within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries.

We are awaiting confirmation from Sport Ireland regarding the extension to High-Performance Athletes from 19th April and what this means for our sport.

Further information can be found at gov.ie.

Northern Ireland - Current Situation

From 12th April, Northern Ireland moves to phase 2 - ‘Cautious First Steps’, which means:

  • Outdoor training can take place for all ages
    • Groups of up to 15 - this includes all players & staff. The numbers able to train on a pitch or sports area vary depending on age, see further guidance.
    • Outdoor training can include fitness training, skills training, floorball, etc. Appropriate risk assessments should be carried out
  • Indoor training can be individual training only

Ahead of moving to Phase 2 we have issued the following practical guidance.

Further guidance can be found at sportni.net/pathway-out-of-restrictions-for-outdoor-sport/.

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