Covid 19 protocols update

The Club’s Covid 19 Officers have met to consider the latest easing of restrictions which came into effect on the 22nd of October. Whilst the continued easing of restrictions and the return to normal competition is most welcome the continued increase in daily Covid numbers and hospitalizations is a cause of concern. The club’s Covid Officers are therefore of the view that continued caution and personal responsibility is of paramount importance.

Training groups can meet unrestricted outdoors for training. As this training is all outdoors we are discontinuing the requirement for Bookings at this time. (The club thanks sincerely our coaches and athletes for availing of the system this past year or so).

Although the guidelines issued do allow indoor training, there is an issue as regards fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated, there is also an issue as regards social distancing required indoors and time limits in dressing rooms. To implement these requirements at this time are too onerous on the club and therefore the dressing rooms/hall will continue to remain closed at this time. This will be reviewed by the officers at the end of next month.

We will continue with the allocation of track time slots/lanes, however, during the Winter months there is greater flexibility as not all groups are using their slots.

It is vitally important that we all continue to observe the following:

Do not come training if you have any Covid or flu like symptoms.

Please observe coughing and sneezing etiquette.

Please refrain entirely from spitting.

Wash your hands before you leave home to come training, bring a hand sanitiser with you, do not press any pedestrian crossing buttons with your hands (that’s what elbows are for!) and if you are stretching do not use a railings or park bench or similar to support you while you stretch.

Do not share drinks, be absolutely careful that your drink bottle does not touch against another athletes drink bottle, do not handle another athletes drink bottle, it is vitally important that cross contamination is avoided.

COVID 19, MOST IMPORTANT:

We encourage all members of Clonliffe Harriers to get fully Vaccinated.

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or flu like symptoms do not come to train, self isolate and contact your GP. This applies even if you are fully vaccinated.

If you have had a Covid 19 test, you must self isolate and not come training until there is a negative result of such test.

If you have tested positive for Covid 19 you must follow all HSE advise and self isolate (do not come training).

If a member of your household or a close contact is waiting for a test result you must limit your movements, stay home and obviously not come training.

If a member of your household or a close contact tests positive you must limit your movements, stay home, not come training. You must attend for a test/tests as advised by the HSE and follow all directions of the HSE, limited your movements for the time duration as directed by the HSE.