COVID 19 update from SportNI

Dear Governing Bodies, Community Organisations and Umbrella Bodies,

Can you continue to help by reinforcing this important messaging over the Easter period to clubs, members, networks etc?

Health and Social Care (HSC) would like to communicate their appreciation for your ongoing support from you all to share key guidance and messages through your networks. During this time of uncertainty you continue play a vital leadership role within the sporting and wider community.

They want to recognise that our local population value the support and advice that you provide and are grateful for the opportunity to share information through your networks. It is important that we reach as many people as possible with the correct information, particularly ahead of the Easter Holidays. Dissemination through the sporting, community and voluntary sectors is essential to achieving this.

It is vital we all continue to remind people that by staying at home and adopting social distancing, they are making a real difference. At this time complacency remains the greatest challenge but by coming together to make this sacrifice for the greater good we will save lives.

They recognise that this isn’t easy, particularly for older and vulnerable members of society. Easter is traditionally a time for families to come together in celebration, and we appreciate that this year this isn’t simply possible in the usual way.

It cannot go without saying that there have been some amazing stories showing how, as a society, we are all finding new and innovative ways to support each other and to keep in touch during this very difficult time. We must continue to do this in the days and weeks ahead.

For these reason, the HSC would like to ask for your help to promote some important Public Health information via your networks and directly to your members during the Easter Holidays. They have attached a fact sheet to this email and also a link to the latest information and advice on social distancing from the Public Health Agency:

Please can you issue public statements via the media and social media to target your clubs, community and demographic.

You support, cooperation and leadership at this very challenging time for us all is deeply appreciated.

Many thanks for your help


Sport NILaura Carland 
Personal Secretary 
Sport Northern Ireland
House of Sport, 2A Upper Malone Road Belfast BT9 5LA 
T: 02890383896 
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