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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (262)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

262. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media her views on a matter regarding the easing of restrictions on basketball (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53923/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that Government has today agreed to widen the range of sporting opportunities for young people which will enable under 18 indoor sports games and competitions in sports such as basketball to go ahead. On foot of this, updated guidance has been provided by Sport Ireland to sporting organisations, to allow children under 18 years of age to participate in indoor games and competition activities according to the ordinary rules and limits of the sport concerned. The full guidance can be accessed on the Sport Ireland website at:

www.sportireland.ie/covid19/return-to-sport-and-physical-activity.

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