The following was received from Collinstown Park Sports Centre:
Just to keep you updated with our covid guidelines for the 20th of September. We will be operating on a mixed immunity policy, that is groups/clubs members coming in can be vaccinated or unvaccinated. This makes it less complicated when it comes to checking covid certs and recording information. It also helps the problems around GDPR.
With the mixed immunity policy the following capacities apply. Only pods of 6 applies not including the instructor, below are the details in relation to the pod system.
- Organised Sports training / activity / exercise can do so in multiple pods once sufficient space is available and strict public health protocols are in place.
- The use of multiple pod’s is to assist with minimising the number of people in a group while acknowledging that some outdoor and indoor facilities have the capacity to cater for larger numbers of people in a safe manner and within public health guidelines. People participating in pod training can be from different households.
- The number of pods in a given facility or area will depend on the overall size of space available.
- The space between pods will depend on the nature, duration and intensity of the session but it should be clearly evident that the pods are independent groups not interacting with one another. At a very minimum Social Distancing of 2m between pods should be implemented.
- Depending on the frequency of activity (i.e. multiple times in a week) it may be helpful for participants to stay within the same pod.
- A coach or instructor may oversee more than one pod and should be counted in the overall numbers.
- The coach should not move freely between pods but rather oversee the activity of the pods.