Return to Activities Phases

Return to Activity Protocols and Safety Plan

Special Olympics Ireland (S.O.I.) has developed a comprehensive Return to Activities Protocol, and Safety Plan Template, aimed at protecting the health and welfare of all in S.O.I and minimizing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the community.

It's important to stay updated with government guidelines at all stages: view current government guidelines 

These comprehensive documents are primarily written for the Club Management Team, COVID-19 Coordinators and the COVID-19 Safety Team. Further resources for athletes, club volunteers and parents/guardians/carers is available on here.

Brief summary of what a club needs to do prior to returning to club activity:

  • Establish a COVID-19 Safety Team
  • Complete the Online Sport Ireland COVID-19 Course 
  • Read and understand the Return to Activities Protocol
  • Attend a club briefing webinar  (Your Region will have details)
  • Complete actions set out in the Return to Activities protocol, with particular emphasis on completing the Club Safety Plan
  • Confirm readiness to move to the next phase or to revert to an earlier phase.

It is important that the Club Management Team, COVID-19 Coordinator and COVID-19 Safety Team familiarise themselves with the content of these documents, and clubs need to link with the Regional Office as they progress through each phase.