Guidance for sports regarding new Covid-19 restrictions

Regulations to cover NI Executive announcement 14 October 2020

The regulations can be found here

The Minister’s recent letter on 16 October evening sets out her advice to Sports Governing Bodies that, in light of the wider restrictions and the advice of DOH, spectators should not attend sporting events. Read a Statement from Antionette McKeown, CEO of Sport NI on the letter here

The Minister repeated her call to sports to operate ‘behind closed doors’ in a meeting with Sports Bodies held 19 October 2020.

Guidance for sports regarding applications of the new regulations

The following document provides answers to a range of questions posed by sports on the application of the regulations. Please access this here.

If sports have other specific queries that are not answered by the above they should submit these through

Social distancing

Sports should note that the recommended distance for social distancing remains 2 metres.