Newport Town AFC

Founded 1970

Co. Tipperary

FAI Update on Level 5 Guidelines for Football

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The latest update from FAIreland in relation to the Level 5 guidelines for football, effective from midnight on Wednesday, October 20 is available here. In a nutshell, training is only permitted for U19 down, all while following the necessary health & safety guidelines. Please be aware these are the latest directives and subject to change:

  • All outdoor training for underage players is to be non-contact in pods of no more than 15 and in compliance with the latest Government guidelines
  • For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel more than 5 kilometres to attend an organised training session
  • For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel outside their resident county to attend an organised training session
  • All underage club teams from Under-19 age group down are permitted to train outdoors during Level 5 restrictions
  • SSE Airtricity Premier Division and First Division and Women’s National League matches and training continue
  • All other domestic adult and underage football matches remain in cessation
  • In accordance with Government Level 5 guidelines, training is not permitted for non-elite adult teams

The FAI will continue to talk to Government and will monitor any changes to Level 5 restrictions. We will update these guidelines as required and as soon as possible.

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