The Football Association of Ireland has notified all stakeholders of a number of changes to COVID-19 protocols that come into effect from September 21 to October 22 under the Government’s latest ‘Reframing the Challenge, Continuing our Recovery and Reconnecting’ programme.

As Ireland continues to emerge from the effects of the current pandemic, the FAI has reminded all match officials, players, coaches, and volunteers to continue to practice mask wearing indoors, practice good hand sanitation, engage in appropriate cough and sneezing etiquette and respect 2 metre social distancing.

The Association has also informed stakeholders that the new Government plan will feature a significant shift from regulation and guideline to one of personal responsibility and urges abidance with this policy.

All protocol updates are in line with the latest Government guidelines and can be viewed by clicking on the button below. The FAI Referee Department would like to thank all our match officials for their ongoing diligence in the fight against COVID-19. The Referee Department will update these protocols again as further changes are announced.  

Return To Play Protocol Match Officials 3rd Edition