Update Tuesday 16 June
Irish Sailing waits for the Sport Expert Group’s response to Phase 3 & 4 Return to Sailing proposal
Irish Sailing has submitted a proposal to the Sport Expert Group for Phase 3 & 4 of our Return to Sailing Scheme. The proposal seeks to allow mixed household crew (in a pod system) using regular crew and effective contact tracing as the mitigating factor.
Although Government guidelines for organising children’s summer camps have been published HERE, it hasn’t specifically addressed any relaxation of social distancing measures. We hope to have a response on our Phase 3 & 4 proposal early next week, along with an indication of the Government’s revised Phase 3 & 4 Roadmap.
In addition, the Federation of Irish Sport’s call for a resilience fund was acknowledged by Minister Griffin, and speaking in the Dail last week, both he and Minister Ross referenced the challenges the sport sector is facing and their awareness of the requirement for a fund for Sport. A number of opposition TDs also referenced the fund and their support for same. All spokespeople from a cross-sector of Irish politics referenced the significant work sport organisations, clubs and volunteers have undertaken during Covid19 and the telling impact that it has had on Irish communities.
As always, we will continue to update you as soon as we receive any further information.
In the meantime - #sailsmart
Harry Hermon, CEO, Irish Sailing