Fergal McGill says that nobody has contracted COVID-19 yet as a result of gaelic games activity.
The Director of Player, Club, and Games Administration was speaking after a meeting of the association’s COVID advisory group.
“To the best of our knowledge nobody has contracted Covid due to GAA activity,” McGill adds “Where GAA players or members have contracted Covid, it appears to be outside of GAA activity. That is hugely encouraging.
McGill also spoke about GAA club gyms and dressing rooms which are to remain closed upon the return of club activity this weekend.
“The reason for that is you are 19 times more likely to contract the virus indoors than you are outdoors. Purely from a common sense basis it doesn’t make any sense for the GAA to open dressing rooms or gyms at this stage.”
It was agreed that Handball alleys could be opened from July 20, but can only be used subject to the guidance and control measures outlined in the GAA Handball Return to Play Document.