FAI publish return to play guide for clubs as football inches closer to a return

Tue, Jun 09 2020

Derry City returned to formal training on Monday at Aileach FC's Lakeside Complex in Burnfoot, Co Donegal. Return was under very strict assessment and prevention measures Credit: John-Paul McGinley (ETPhotos)

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have published their return to play guide ahead of next week’s proposed return to training on Monday.

The FAI have confirmed that in light of the recent changes to the government roadmap.

The association said in their protocol that there will be a minimum of six weeks training for all clubs, a measure that will attempt to prevent the risk of significant injuries occurring after the long break.

They added that the return will begin on June 15th, with the FAI appointing a Covid-19 compliance officer to each club.

The compliance officer will be independent of the club. However, the chairman of each club will have to carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment of their training facilities.

The protocols added that close contact training will not be allowed to take place, and the use of dressing rooms should not be utilised.

You can read the return to play protocol published by the FAI here.

The FAI have also published a return to play protocol for amateur and underage clubs, you can read that here.