Following clarification from Government today, the FAI confirms the following Level 5 guidelines for football will come into effect from midnight tonight but please be aware these are the latest directives and subject to change:
21st Oct 2020
All underage club teams from Under-19 age group down are permitted to train outdoors during Level 5 restrictions.
All outdoor training for underage players is to be non-contact in pods of no more than 15 and in compliance with the latest Government guidelines.
For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel more than 5 kilometres to attend an organised training session.
For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel outside their resident county to attend an organised training session.
SSE Airtricity Premier Division and First Division and Women’s National League matches and training continue.
All other domestic adult and underage football matches remain in cessation.
In accordance with Government Level 5 guidelines, training is not permitted for non-elite adult teams.
The FAI will continue to talk to Government and will monitor any changes to Level 5 restrictions. We will update these guidelines as required and as soon as possible.