Reopening of Outdoor Sport 

Outdoor Sport across Derry City & Strabane District Council area will re-open from Monday 12th April to enable affiliated sport clubs to take the cautious first steps towards return to activity in line with Northern Ireland Executive, Derry City & Strabane District Council and National Governing Body guidelines.

Please see list of facilities and booking contacts that will be available for training purposes only from 12th April onwards. Please note that all proposed bookings are subject to change at any point

To book a facility, please complete and return the booking form  along with the necessary supporting documentation to relevant contact. Please ensure you submit all the necessary supporting documentation listed on the back of the booking form to ensure your booking can be processed efficiently. Also please find attached a copy of the facility hire terms and conditions attached for your convenience.

It is proposed the initial reopening of outdoor sport facilities is for an interim period that may be subject to review and change based on any updated restrictions. It is envisaged this interim period would allow affiliated sports clubs return to training now and bridge the time until Leisure & Sports Services complete their annual open booking call that would typically be carried out in May / June

In preparation for the proposed 12th April reopening, it is recommended that all clubs

  • Refresh risk assessments / action plans / Insurance
  • Promote HANDS – FACE – SPACE through signage
  •        Keep records for contact tracing
  • Build training plans
  • Modify training practices to minimise close contact
  • Enforce rules on no spectators
  • Keep indoor facilities closed
  • Appoint COVID 19 officer
  •    No competitions to take place – The spirit of this guidance is to refrain from competitive fixtures e.g. between clubs until the very last sub step in Phase 2
  • Follow all NGB regulations and protocols whilst acknowledging these will be superseded by any additional Council guidelines”

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