Sport NI and the Sports Institute, in response to these uncertain times with Covid 19 have procured a Travel Guidance document for Elite Sport. As travel in the time of coronavirus is constantly changing and can be filled with uncertainty. This document outlines the process for safe travelling and returning to training at the Sport Northern Ireland Sports Institute. It serves as a guide and will remain under regular review as circumstances


The travel guidance document provides guidance regarding travel of athletes, coaches and support staff under the current restrictions. It shows clearly the protocol that individuals are required to follow on return from travel.  It also highlights protocols before being permitted to re-engage with the Institute and its services. It identifies the range of factors that must be assessed if sports are planning travel to training camps or indeed thinking of hosting visiting athletes at NI based training camps. The advice is to complete a full risk assessment as soon as possible and then develop camp protocols to minimize these risks. The detailed requirements around testing should be checked with the Institute medical team right up to the date of travel. Countries may alter their entry requirements in relation to testing and sports need to be vigilant in this regard perhaps having to adapt to changes during the period of a camp. For further information please read the full report here . If there are any concerns with any of the content of this document, please contact the Sports Medicine team at the Sports Institute for further information by email: