CLERKIN CLARIFIES GAA POSITION AFTER TRUAGH COVID CASE

20 August 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COLM SHALVEY

The GAA has clarified that members and players who test positive for COVID-19 do not automatically require their clubs to be shut down. Dick Clerkin, chair of Croke Park’s medical, scientific and welfare committee, told The Irish Times: “From a GAA point of view, we are not stating that on the basis of a single case, a club goes into lockdown, which we do see on an ad-hoc basis… To date – and this all could change – if a player or club member tested positive and went into the public health contact tracing system, the authorities weren’t deeming team-mates or training partners as close contacts so they in turn weren’t being called for contact tracing, which suggests that there hasn’t…

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