Current Pandemic SituationFriday, 20 August 2021
All clubs should be in receipt of an email as below before the MUFL Junior section bulk kick-off, with particular items highlighted/reinforced, consistent with PHA and IFA guidance, and which follows a similar email to all clubs on 1 August 2021 prior to the MUFL Intermediate section kick-off.
We would highlight in particular the updated 3rd & 4th bullet points below, and would also reinforce again the MUFL recommendation that changing rooms and showering facilities remain closed. The MUFL would appreciate the teams’ assistance for this.
Clubs must ensure that they are still keeping a Track and Trace file should any members fall ill due to Covid. Also note that our Covid protocol remains the same as previous, namely:
- Should a club have one positive Covid case then any scheduled fixture will still take place.
- Should a club have two or more positive Covid cases then any scheduled fixture may be postponed by the league secretary providing relevant proof is received.
- Should a player receive a positive test result, but who had no direct contact with any other player during training or match for more than 15 minutes, then only the player himself should self-isolate as per the PHA guidelines. For clarity, should a series of players have to isolate or urgently arrange PCR tests due to PHA guidelines then a fixture may be considered for postponement under exceptional circumstances in liaison with the Fixtures Secretary as per MUFL Rule 11a.
- Liaison and evidence submitted relating to the two immediately above bullet points should be as timely as possible with the MUFL.
Should any club have further Covid-19 concerns then please contact the Public Health on 111.
Please note that the Mid Ulster Football League is run by volunteers; we are not medical professionals, but we will always do our best to ensure that a safe playing environment for all of our members is provided.
The MUFL plan to have a review and dialogue with the teams at the scheduled meeting the week after the upcoming Bank Holiday, on the scheduled date of Monday 6 September 2021.
Thank you and please stay safe.