Dealing with positive or suspected cases   15/07/2020

Dealing with positive or suspected cases –Updated Advice for GAA Clubs, July 14th 2020*

If a player, match or team official displays positive symptoms he/she should refrain from further activities until the following steps have been undertaken:



Individual with symptoms contacts GP – who arranges triage and testing if required



Positive TestNegative Test

NO FURTHER ACTION(Player should be symptom free for 48 hours before returning to activity)




Contact tracing takes place by public health authorities who will determine who are close or casual contacts



Players/backroom personnel follow advice of Public Health if they fall into one of the below categories



Close Contact

Casual Contact

Will be Tested

Will undergo active follow up from Public Health

Should be contacted every day

Telephone GP immediately if unwell

Don’t leave home unless necessary

Avoid Travel (within or outside of Ireland)

GAA INVOLVEMENT – None until medical assessment and clearance to return 

Passive Follow Up for 14 days

Will be advised about their risk 

Should ring GP immediately if any symptoms develop




GAA INVOLVEMENT – As normal as long as symptom free



*This advice is subject to amendment pending the overall guidance document on Return to Sport Activities for Adults by the HPSC/HSE in the 26 Counties and any guidelines that may be issued by the Department of Health and Social Care in the 6 Counties

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