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Return to Outdoor Adult Volleyball Training from May 10th | Updated 6th May 2021

Volleyball Ireland are delighted to welcome the news that from 10th May, outdoor adult volleyball training in pods of a maximum of 15 people can commence.

The updated protocols are available here and covers both underage and adult outdoor volleyball.

At this time, under Government restrictions, indoor volleyball activities are not permitted.

The next relevant phase of easing of restrictions is on the 7th June whereby, matches can resume. Until we receive further guidance on this, no organised volleyball matches can take place.

Volleyball clubs wishing to resume adult and underage outdoor volleyball activities must complete and submit a risk assessment and checklist and at all times implement the VI protocols.

Documents can be found here and should be emailed to norma@volleyballireland.com along with any queries or assistance required.

Resources

VI Covid Protocols for Outdoor Volleyball Version002

VI Risk Assessment and Guidance Template April 2021

Return to Play Checklist April 2021

Booking, Attendance and Session Declaration Sheet

Covid Officer role and Responsibilities Updated 28 June Fit to Play Survey template April 2021

Parents_Guardians Fit to Attend Survey template April 2021

Return to Outdoor Adult Volleyball Training from May 10th | Updated 29th April 2021

Volleyball Ireland welcomes the Government’s announcement that from the 10th May 2021 outdoor adult volleyball in pods of 15 can take place.

Volleyball Ireland will update the protocols when more information is provided by Sport Ireland. We will communicate the protocols and information to clubs in the coming days.

At present, only outdoor underage volleyball is allowed. There is no team sports or training activities permitted for adults before May 10th.

Clubs can begin preparations by completing a risk assessment of their outdoor venue and checklist and send to norma@volleyballireland.com All resources can be found in the below resource section. 

Return to Outdoor Underage Volleyball Training from April 26th | Updated 23rd April 2021

Volleyball Ireland’s Protocols for Outdoor Underage Volleyball have been approved by Sport Ireland and the Sport Expert Group. Only outdoor underage volleyball is permitted to resume from the 26th April.

At this time, under the Government’s phased easing of restrictions, there is no return to team sports or training activities for adults.

Clubs wishing to resume outdoor underage activities are expected to implement Volleyball Ireland Protocols and ensure all participants adhere to them.

Before sessions can commence, clubs are required to complete a risk assessment of the venue and return it along with the completed checklist to norma@volleyballireland.com for approval.

Resources
Clubs are encouraged to use electronic format of the templates where possible.

VI Covid Protocols for Outdoor Underage Volleyball Version 1.1

Return to Play Checklist April 2021

VI Risk Assessment and Guidance Template April 2021

Booking, Attendance and Session Declaration Sheet

Covid Officer role and Responsibilities Updated 28 June

Fit to Play Survey template April 2021 Parents_

Guardians Fit to Attend Survey template April 2021

Official approval from Volleyball Ireland is required before clubs can commence sessions.

Covid-19 Update from Volleyball Ireland | Updated April 15th, 2021

As the Government begins to lift restrictions in the country, we felt it relevant to update clubs on the current situation of volleyball.

The country is currently at Level 5 of the Governments COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead plan. The government have set out what restrictions are set to be lifted on a gradual and cautious basis between April 12th and 4th May.

These restrictions can be found here https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/ From the 26th April, the plan stipulates that underage non-contact outdoor training can resume in pods of 15 and this is subject to public health advice at the time.

It also states that there should not be any return to team sports or training activities for adults. National Governing bodies are required to liaise with Sport Ireland to determine if their sport can resume from that date.

At present, Volleyball Ireland are communicating and working with the National Governing Body Unit in Sport Ireland, who will determine whether underage volleyball can resume from the 26th April.

Volleyball Ireland have put a forward a case supported with protocols to demonstrate to Sport Ireland that our sport can return in a safe manner for our underage players and their coaches. We are awaiting feedback from Sport Ireland on this, and once it is received we will inform clubs of the outcome. Until such information is communicated to clubs, volleyball activities remain suspended.

We appreciate our underage members are eager to get back to playing the sport they love and clubs are keen to provide sessions and get back to some sense of normality. We appreciate and thank you for your patience during this period.

Clubs who are planning on delivering underage sessions should consider beginning preparations while we are waiting. An email is being sent to clubs with information as to how to prepare for returning to sport.

Members can keep an eye on the Volleyball Ireland website for more updates. Updates will also be sent to the club secretary.