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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (263)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

263. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the reason the guidelines of an organisation (details supplied) state that players under 18 years of age cannot play unless they have been vaccinated; the reason this is the case for basketball but not other sports; and if the guidelines for basketball will be reconsidered. [53948/21]

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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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