GAA asks for ’empirical evidence’ behind new Covid restrictions

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The GAA has asked the Government to provide “empirical evidence” for the decision to ban all spectators from sporting events until at least September 13th.

Up until now, 200 people were allowed to attend an outdoor sporting event. Plans had been discussed to raise this number to 500 but they were put on hold after a rise in the number of Covid-19 infection levels.

“Following this evening’s unexpected announcement the GAA invites Dr Ronan Glynn and NPHET to present the empirical evidence which informed the requirement for the association to curtail its activities,” the GAA said.

“The association will tonight be issuing an invitation to Dr Glynn to meet with its Covid Advisory Group in this regard without delay. The GAA and its members remain at all times committed to protecting public health.”

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