With Covid-19 still rife in Northern Ireland, and as we approach a busy weekend of Irish Cup action, the Irish Football Association has urged clubs and leagues and everyone connected to them to adhere to Covid protocols.
It said following the rules will help to minimise the spread of Omicron and other variants of Covid; Omicron is currently the dominant variant of the virus in Northern Ireland.
And it stressed the protocols outlined in its ‘A Return to the Everyday Game’ document remain in place.
The association also urged fans not to travel to matches if they have Covid symptoms.
‘A Return to the Everyday Game’ offers guidance on training for clubs, coaches, players, parents and guardians and clubs’ Covid-19 officers, while the same groups are covered in guidance on playing along with match officials and venues.
The association said it will review the protocols as Omicron continues to spread.
It insists football clubs have, and continue to play, a positive role in supporting communities through the pandemic. ‘A Return to the Everyday Game’ is designed to ensure football continues to play its part and to ensure Covid protocols are adhered to at all times.
The latest version of ‘A Return to the Everyday Game’ can be read here