Update to all FAI Affiliates regarding restrictions on movement in Counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly – 10.08.2020

The FAI immediately suspended all football activity in counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois following last Friday’s announcement by An Taoiseach Micheal Martin introducing local restrictions in those counties during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a number of requests for further clarification from clubs, the FAI would like to confirm the following:

  • This suspension includes ALL matches and ALL organised training in counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois until further notice
  • Only players with SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League adult teams are allowed travel outside their homes in Kildare, Offaly or Laois for training or matches
  • All underage players resident in counties Kildare, Offaly or Laois are not permitted to travel to training or matches with clubs or programmes outside their home county
  • The FAI has called off all INTERSPORT Elverys Summer Soccer Schools in the affected counties for the next two weeks

In addition, the FAI again confirms that anyone arriving into Ireland from a country outside the government’s Green List must restrict their movements for 14 days before taking part in any football activities.

The FAI reminds clubs to follow the Safer Return to Play Protocol available online at www.fai.ie

The Association also encourages everyone involved in the game to follow the Government and Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines available at www.hse.ie