Hope you’re all keeping well! On Monday we reached a significant milestone in our Covid-19 journey. It was the first time in two months that there were no new deaths from Covid-19 notified . Thank you all for every action you’ve taken that’s helped us to get to this stage – every hand wash, every 2 metre distance, every cough covered, every day and night at home, every birthday missed and hug not shared. We’re not there yet but there is hope. Health officials continue to urge people to continue to be cautious as phase one of the roadmap continues.
The next phase is in a weeks time but in the meantime we must keep following the guidelines as the progress depends on everyone continuing to do what they have been doing.
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
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. Return to Train and Return To Play protocols are currently being drawn up by the Covid-19 Advisory group and will be circulated when completed and agreed.
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 LGFA has suspended the LGFA Injury Fund from Friday May 22nd. This will be the situation until such time that training and playing activity are sanctioned for return by the LGFA. All GAA and training facilities are closed until the 20th July.
Should an individual sustain an injury and incur medical costs while taking part in an online training session or an individual training programme from 22nd May, the individual will be responsible for all costs.
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/