Covid-19: Return to Orienteering

This page provides the Irish Orienteering Association’s plan for returning to orienteering. Last updated:17th Aug 2021

Please note, the Government Guidelines must be obeyed at all times, in particular those relating to travel, physical distancing and quarantining of those with symptoms. The latest guidelines are available at: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

Covid-19 Event Guidelines and Code of Conduct

To assist in us all being able to keep orienteering safely the IOA have developed a Participant Code of Conduct and Event Guidelines. You can view/download these documents below.

A Covid 19 Health Declaration and contact tracing details must be submitted for each event. This information can be gathered when you pre-enter the event. You need to ensure that your Covid-19 Health Declaration is still valid before you arrive at the event.


Covid 19 Declaration Forms for events

For events that do not use the IOA pre-entry system a sample form is available. Contact info@orienteering.ie

Sport Ireland have provided an online Covid19 Course for returning to Sport. https://www.sportireland.ie/covid19/course


Orienteering Education Courses

The Basic Instructor course and RTGO courses can take place in pods of 15 and in an outdoor setting.