CEO Covid-19 Update

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CEO Covid-19 Update

Dear Badminton Ireland Members

I want to start by wishing you and your families well during these trying times. I am writing to update all our members on the steps Badminton Ireland are taking in response to COVID 19 and the restrictions currently in place.

On the 13th of March, in line with guidance from the government, Badminton Ireland advised all clubs to cease activity. These restrictions have remained in place since that date however, we now have a roadmap to the reopening of society and our Sport. On the 1st of May, the Irish government published a roadmap to ease the restrictions currently in place as a result of COVID 19.

We are currently liaising with Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland on the finer details of returning to the Sport of Badminton and developing protocols for members and clubs to follow to allow them to participate safely.

To assist us in this an email has been circulated to all club secretaries inviting them to participate in a call from a member of the Badminton Ireland team. The purpose of these calls is to assess the impact of COVID 19 on each club and the potential impact of any social distancing guidelines on club activity. This information will be vital as we seek to develop protocols that work for each club while also complying with the relevant government guidelines

In the lead up to the new season, we will also be launching a series of online resources for clubs to access. These will include virtual forums and webinars as well as online courses.

Despite the lockdown, Badminton Ireland staff remain active and will continue to respond to emails as usual. For staff contact details, please click the following link (https://www.badmintonireland.com/news/132925/Badminton-Ireland-IMPORTANT-ANNOUNCEMENT). 

I will continue to provide updates as we progress through the phases, and we continue to ask all members to follow the guidelines (social distancing, hand hygiene, etc.) in that time.

Badminton Ireland will continue to update with you with activities on our social media platforms and on our website.

Facebook: @badmintonireland

Instagram: @badmintonireland

Twitter: @irishbadminton

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this period.

 

David McGill

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Chief Executive Officer

Badminton Ireland

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