Info courtesy of Cycling Ireland & Ulster (22/12/2020) Photos David mc Veigh (BP Media Team)
New restrictions have been agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 within the community. The restrictions will come into force on Saturday 26th December and remain in place for 6 weeks. The implications for cycling clubs, members, and activities are set out below.
26 December to 2 January
The single most important action you can take to fight coronavirus and to save lives is to stay at home.
From 8.00 pm to 6.00 am there can be no indoor or outdoor gatherings of any kind.
Outdoor exercise is only permitted with members of your own household.
No sporting events at any level, either indoors or outdoors, can be held between 26 December and 2 January
Restrictions from 26 December onwards
As well as the restrictions above which will be in place from 26 December to 2 January, the following measures below will also be in place from 26 December for six weeks.
Training, Club & Group Training
Outdoor: Only individual or household outdoor exercise is permitted. (There is an exemption for professional and elite sports).
Indoor: Indoor training is not permitted. (There is an exemption for professional and elite sports).
Elite competition can continue but must be behind closed doors.
You should avoid all unnecessary travel. Everyone is asked to be mindful of the risks of spreading the virus by travel and should use their judgment when deciding whether or not to undertake a journey based on individual circumstances. These restrictions will be kept under review by the NI Executive and we will endeavor to issue guidance on what activity can take place from then as early as possible. Any changes due to further updates from the NI Executive or Sport NI will be communicated as soon as possible.
For more information see https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you