Advice to clubs – Covid-19

Posted on January 13th, 2021 · Posted in Latest News

UFRC Covid-19 Update


From 00:01 on 26th December 2020 “outdoor exercise permitted only as an individual or with members of your own household”. These restrictions are to be in place for 6 weeks with an interim review after 4 weeks.

The following information has been taken from NI Direct and applies specifically to undertaking outdoor recreation:

  • Leaving Home: You may leave your home for exercise, as permitted in the regulations.
  • Travel: You should not travel more than 10 miles from your home in order to take exercise.
  • Outdoor Gatherings: Up to six people (including children of all ages) from a maximum of two households can meet outdoors for a permitted reason. You should maintain social distancing by being at least two metres apart, as well as good hand and respiratory hygiene practices.
  • Outdoor Areas: Outdoor parks, play areas, outdoor areas of properties operated by the National Trust and the outdoor areas of stately homes, historic homes and castles are permitted to remain open.
  • Exercising Outdoors: You should minimise time spent outside your home. You can leave your home to exercise in a public outdoor place:
    • by yourself
    • with the people you live with
    • with your bubble
    • or, when on your own, with one person from another household

You should not travel more than 10 miles from your home in order to take exercise. If, when you arrive at your proposed destination, there are crowds which will make social distancing difficult you should find an alternative place to exercise.

Outdoor Sport: Outdoor sport (including walking as part of a club) is not permitted, other than at elite level. You also cannot participate in personal one-to-one training sessions or group activities such as running or cycling.

The aim of these restrictions is to drive the R number down and in doing so protect the Health Service through a challenging period that lies immediately ahead. All sectors are being asked to play their part in this collaborative effort.

The overriding message is to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel.

Sport NI Statement Regulations 18 12 20

Wash hands, cover face, make space







This webpage was last updated on 13 January 2021 at 6pm.