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May 19th, 2020

 
Corduff Gaels Club Notes

Covid-19 Pandemic:
Hope you’re all keeping well as the country has begun to slowly reopen since last Monday 18th May by lifting some of the restrictions that have been in place for weeks and indeed months. Despite that health officials are urging people to be cautious as phase one of the roadmap gets under way. Hardware, electrical, IT, phone sales shops, garden centres, farmers markets, opticians, hearing centres, bike repair shops plus car sales have all reopened while adhering to the social distancing guidelines.  Those who work outdoors are back on site like gardeners and construction workers . Outdoor sports like tennis and golf have resumed while people not from the same house can now gather outdoors in groups of four. The good news for cocooners is that they can exercise within a 5km distance from their homes and meet in groups of 4 while observing social distancing.
All these announcements give us reason for hope but we have a long way to go. The next phase is in 3 weeks time but in the meantime we must keep following the guidelines as the progress depends on everyone continuing to do what we have been doing. As restrictions ease and we come into contact with more people the opportunity for the virus to spread increases so personal responsibility becomes more important.
The rule is simple, stay at home except for work ,for essential business outside the home and for exercise. We must not let complacency set in but continue to do as good a job as we can .
So, as before we advise all members to adhere to the guidelines, keep safe and look forward to brighter days when we can move freely once again.
Latest GAA directive from Croke Park
While the GAA welcomes the plans published in the road map to recovery by the Government the challenge of social distancing remains so all GAA facilities are to remain closed as part of efforts to prevent gatherings which breach restrictions. The GAA are also instructing clubs and counties to adhere to the restrictions and refrain from organising on-field activity. These measures are to remain in place until July 20. The GAA will continue to monitor the dates and timelines as revealed by the Government and  they still hope to be able to play county and club competitions this year but no inter-county games are expected to take place before October. Please note that the Player Injury Fund Scheme is suspended and will remain so until an official return to action protocol is confirmed.
LGFA Latest directive:
The Ladies Gaelic Association has noted and studied the publication of the road map
for reopening the country and will at all times continue to adhere to the guidelines.
In an announcement from The LGFA this week they continue to plan for the future and in consultation with counties have stated that they hope to be in a position to play some club and inter-county games this year  subject to public health guidelines. It is unlikely that inter-county games will be played before October at the earliest They urge everyone to continue to adhere to the current guidelines which are in place and stay safe.
Health & Wellbeing:
In the current circumstances of COVID-19, face to face supports are hard to access but community supports are still operating. Whether you’re young or old it is easy to feel alone during these challenging times but a listening ear is only a call or a click away. In the Monaghan area there is a full list of local and national services which can be accessed by phone or online. Check out the Health And Wellbeing section on the Monaghan GAA website for full details of services available https://www.monaghangaa.ie/healthwellbeing

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