FAI provides update in wake of new restrictions

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed that no spectators are currently permitted at any match under its jurisdiction.

The SSE Airtricity League and Women’s National League will continue behind closed doors.

Those restrictions, in addition to those listed below, are effective from midnight on Tuesday, August 18 until further notice.

*Adult amateur and underage football - including underage national leagues - will continue, subject to updated Government and FAI guidelines.

*Only those essential to a fixture may attend as per updated Protocols to be released by the FAI today (Wednesday).

*Outdoor training is permitted in groups of up to 15 maximum under the new Government guidelines.

*More than one training session can take part at a venue provided the training 'pods' are no larger than 15.

*Underage training groups must include two coaches and up to 13 players.

*Adult training groups must include one coach and up to 14 players.

*As per Government guidelines for indoor events, indoor football and futsal events are suspended until further notice.

*Indoor club meetings must adhere to the new Government guideline of a maximum of six people in attendance.

"The FAI urges all members to remain aware of their personal responsibility to abide by Government guidelines during this COVID-19 pandemic. We again thank all frontline workers for their efforts and commitment during this difficult time. The FAI will remain in discussion with Government agencies in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions," said a statement from the FAI.

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