In light of the latest developments in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and upon advice from the relevant state authorities including the HSE, the Camogie Association will extend its current suspension of all Camogie activities until Sunday April 19th (inclusive) or as further advised.
- The Association’s Annual Congress (originally scheduled for April 3rd & 4th 2020) has been deferred and will be rescheduled
- Camogie Fixtures, as governed under rule, will be reviewed as further guidance is provided by the Public Health Authorities. Updates will be provided in due course.
- The GAA National Féile na nGael 2020 has been cancelled
- Camán to Croker (originally scheduled for April 18th) development initiative have been postponed – this position will be reviewed in light of future guidance.
- A number of education and training initiatives have been deferred. Many initiatives, workshops, webinars will be available online. This will be notified in due course
- A decision has been taken that all competitive fixtures will be scheduled at least 2 weeks after the return to games activity to enable teams to get back training
We acknowledge that this step will result in further inconvenience and disruption to members as well as the game at all levels, however we appreciate the continued co-operation and support of everyone involved at this time.
The Association will continue to review the situation with regard to further competitive, education and development activities and initiatives and will advise of any further changes to activity plans.
We have received a number of queries in relation to registrations and I can confirm that the registration deadline stands as per rule at April 30th. No club will remain registered after this date unless in compliance with Rule 5.2.
We have received queries regarding insurance.
- Each unit should make contact directly with their insurance provider at this time to clarify the situation.
- GAA Injury Benefit Fund cover and Public Liability insurance cover is suspended at this time, in respect of any playing or training activity undertaken by GAA Clubs or members or undertaken on club property. Should an incident arise during this current period and, upon investigation, it is determined that a club acted in conflict with the advice of health authorities, cover will not be provided by the Liability Insurance.
- When notice for recommencement for Camogie activities have been received, units will not be permitted to resume without insuring their policy is in place for insurance cover for all as per rule.
- It is imperative that while Camogie activities are restricted, all units comply with these restrictions, and follow the advice of their insurance company in this regard.
The health and safety of our members is, as always, of paramount importance and these steps will assist us all in taking the necessary precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to return to full activity as early as possible.
As this is a rapidly developing situation, we will continue to monitor the information received from the relevant authorities on a day-to-day basis. Further updates will be issued in due course.
We advise all members to monitor the Government and HSE websites for the latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 and to follow their instructions regarding social distancing in particular over the coming weeks.
Thank you for your co-operation.