Loughrea Athletic Club

December 8, 2009


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COVID-19 UPDATE for Juvenile and Senior members, coaches & Volunteers

You may have seen the press release from Athletics Ireland stating that club training may return from next Monday, the 18th of May, so we would like to update all our members on the status of training in Loughrea AC. The AAI Announcement was only to say that clubs may return to activity under strict conditions in very small controlled groups, and where the facilities where training occurs can be properly monitored and controlled by the club. AAI has detailed the restrictions clubs, coaches, members and volunteers must adhere to before club activities can resume, and unfortunately we are not in a position to meet these requirements at this time.

The easing of restrictions that are due to come into effect on Monday do not allow for a club like Loughrea AC to return to training as yet, as it is not safe or workable to do so. We would love to see everyone back training especially with the good weather, however it is just not safe to do so as yet. The health, safety and wellbeing of all our members, coaches, volunteers and everyone associated with Loughrea AC will always be our number one priority and until such time as sufficient protocols around hygiene, social distancing, contact tracing, etc. are properly in place the grounds at Bushfield will remain closed and Training suspended.

There are still many other factors restricting us and we do not know at this time when it is possible and more importantly safe to return. However please be assured that we are working to resume activities as soon as it is possible and safe for all. We will notify everyone via email, Facebook and website and aim to give as much advance notice as we possibly can. Please note the club does not endorse and can not facilitate ad hoc training groups as these are not covered by insurance.

Please continue to train alone or with family household members only and follow the HSE guidelines on social distancing to maintain your safety when you are out and about. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented times and please be assured we are working hard to ensure Loughrea AC will be back up and “Running” as soon as possible.

We look forward very much to seeing you all then!

Stay Safe

Yours in Sport

Loughrea Athletic Club