Five Trinity sports teams given exemption from restrictions prohibiting matches

Individual training can still take place for other clubs as well as in groups of up to 15 as long as no contact is made

Five of Trinity’s high level sports teams have been granted government exemption from level 3 restrictions and can train and compete with appropriate guidelines in place. Trinity Women’s Basketball, Men’s 1st Rugby team, Women’s 1st and Men’s 1st Hockey teams, and Women’s 1st Volleyball team are those granted the exemption. Matches and events that are scheduled to take place on and off campus will also go ahead for these teams.

Meanwhile all other sports clubs are now subject to a restriction on training with more than 15 members present, as well as the cancellation of all upcoming fixtures.

These new measures were announced in a statement from the Trinity Sports Centre regarding training under the new level 3 restrictions of the Living with Covid-19 plan. 

Groups of up to 15 can exercise and train outdoors as long as there is no contact between individuals. This includes activities such as  hiking, running, and soccer.

Other than this restriction version of training, Trinity clubs are not permitted to hold any other form of congregations on or off campus as long as level 3 restrictions are in place.

Individuals can continue to exercise and train in Trinity Sports facilities. These facilities include Trinity Sports Centre, Santry Sports Grounds, Iveagh Sports Grounds and Islandbridge Boathouse.

Group fitness classes will continue to be available online and booked through the Trinity Sport app.

New and returning students will have the opportunity to participate in zoom fitness classes, virtual running and spin classes, and blast workouts available on YouTube.

Shannon McGreevy

Shannon McGreevy is the Sports Editor of Trinity News, and a Senior Fresh student of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.