Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Questions (203)

Catherine Murphy


203. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if she will provide the return to sport protocols for sports (details supplied); the reason for the removal of waste bins on golf courses and tennis courts; and the reason for the non-contact of participants with flagsticks in golf and other course equipment as part of the reopening of the sport. [35921/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

While Sport Ireland and the Expert Group on Return to Sport have given guidance and assistance, the protocols to which the Deputy refers have not been developed by my Department. They have been developed by the relevant National Governing Bodies (NGBs), Golf Ireland in the case of golf and Tennis Ireland in the case of tennis, and are available on their respective websites.

The NGBs concerned will be in a position to advise the Deputy in further detail on the current status and specific rationales underpinning these measures.