NI Sports Forum Statement 17th December 2020

The NI Sports Forum recognises the significant challenges facing the health service due to the COVID-19 pandemic and understand that the NI Executive have had to make difficult decisions to overcome this virus.

Like others, the sporting sector has been greatly affected by the ongoing stop start nature of activity and the uncertainty surrounding activity has been difficult for governing bodies and their clubs to operate within. As sport has been highly regulated throughout the pandemic and the importance of engagement and spectating in sport has been showcased to be vitally important for the health and wellbeing of society at present, we understand that many may be disappointed to not be able to engage in their chosen activities over the next 6 weeks.

The Northern Ireland Sports Forum would urge members to ensure continued full compliance with the regulations from their clubs which will put us on a platform to a return to full activity in the weeks and months ahead.

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