Reopening After COVID-19 Lockdown – December 5th
Over the last number of months, Badminton Ireland has worked with other sports to engage with the Sports Export Group on the nuances of our Sport and the impact the restrictions are having on participation.
We have made the point that indoor sports such as tennis and badminton require a minimum of two people for any meaningful participation to take place. If specific protocols are implemented, they can be managed safely with minimum risk of transmission of COVID-19.
This was accepted by the Export group, and the guidance for level 3 amended. To this end, the following protocols will apply to our Sport during level 3:
- Singles Only
- No doubles play, with an exception for partners from the same household. This is on account of the dynamic nature of doubles play where a 2m distance is unlikely to be maintained throughout the activity.
- No competition/matches – Casual play only
Delighted To Have You Back
This guidance applies to the indoor sporting activity of National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and their affiliated network (Branches, Counties and Clubs). NGB’s must have assurances that protective measures will be strictly adhered to and therefore any club or group following these guidelines must be affiliated with Badminton Ireland.
Acting General Secretary