The Federation welcomes yesterday’s announcement that outdoor based sport and physical activity for adults can recommence from May 10th. We also welcome the pathway outlining increased opportunities for primarily indoor based sporting activities to begin from June 7th. After a challenging 15 months for all within the sport and physical activity sector, the publication of the pathway is an important tool for all organisation’s planning for the weeks and months ahead.

While this is a positive step, the Federation is acutely aware of the ongoing concerns of many members, particularly those whose activities are predominantly indoor, We will continue to work with our members to voice their challenges over the coming weeks and months as we hope to see further successful easing of restrictions and a greater resumption of activity in line with the planned pathway as the vaccine rollout continues. We thank Minister Jack Chambers and his department officials for their ongoing efforts to support the sport and physical activity sector and we will continue to engage over the coming weeks.