News 2020

 

Title:  COVID-19 Restrictions - Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland updates
Date:  11/01/2021

Recent surges in the transmission of COVID-19 has caused the imposition of increased restrictions in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The key information for hillwalkers and climbers relating to these restrictions is: 

 

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Travel

Avoid all unnecessary travel

Exercise within 10 miles of home

Avoid all unnecessary travel

Exercise within 5km of home

Hillwalking & rock-climbing

Only individual or household permitted (within 10 miles of home)

Only individual or household permitted (within 5km of home)

Club activity outdoors

No

No

Climbing walls

Closed

Closed

In both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland club activity should cease for the period of these current restrictions.

  • Travel – adhere to travel restrictions, do not car-share
  • Parking – car parks may be busier due to no car-sharing
  • Planning – the days are shorter and the weather is changeable
  • Contact tracing – record details of all group members for contact tracing purposes
  • Social distancing – maintain distance before, during and after activity
  • Equipment – do not share equipment
  • Symptoms & contacts – stay at home if you have any symptoms or have been a close contact 

For more information please see the Mountaineering Ireland COVID-19 Advice for Hillwalkers and Climbers document: https://www.mountaineering.ie/_files/2020820124331_5eed43f8.pdf.

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