Update Statement on COVID-19 from the Softball Ireland Board
Wednesday, 25 March, 2020
Updated statement from Softball Ireland regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on the upcoming season and tournaments:
Softball Ireland continues to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic and advice from both national and international health organisations and experts.
The health and safety of the Softball Ireland community is our top priority and we want to continue to implement the utmost precautions to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Further to the announcement of tighter restrictions by the Irish & British governments in the last 48 hours.
Softball Ireland wish to reconfirm that its instruction to the clubs, regions and national teams to suspend all training sessions and upcoming competitions until the end of April remains in place.
At this time it appears likely that the suspension may continue into May and June, however the Softball Ireland Board will continue to monitor all governmental instructions and the advice of the Softball Ireland Medical Committee on this ever changing situation and update the membership accordingly.
Softball Ireland would like to thank our members who in numerous different capacities are on the “front line” of this emergency.
Lastly, we encourage our members to continue following the advice of the HSE and to self-isolate as necessary, have proper hand hygiene and that the use of social distancing is the most effective way we have of stopping the spread of this virus.