The GAA is expected to update its guidance this weekend around return to play protocols as the start of the competitive club window looms into view.
lub games have been given the green light from next Friday but there is still confusion around the protocol for a positive test by a player in a club and what is defined as a close and casual contact in the context of Gaelic games.
The GAA's Covid-19 advisory committee met earlier this week to discuss the new advisory with the medics on that committee meeting again to frame a submission for departmental approval that defines the difference between close and casual contacts.
The advisory may also set out the impact on a competition and what happens if a club has to suspend activity because of a positive test.
It comes after it emerged that two players from two west Cork clubs were in contact with a person who has tested positive and the respective teams from those clubs have now suspended activities until the results of the two players are returned.
The issue has been exacerbated as both players' teams played challenges since contact was made and they too have taken precautionary measures until the picture becomes clearer.
A Cork spokesperson confirmed the clubs were following HSE and GAA guidelines.
One of the clubs in question, Argideen Rangers issued a statement last night confirming that they had "stopped all club activities until Saturday, July 11th.
"This is a precautionary measure and is because a number of club members have told us that they may have been in contact with a person subsequently confirmed to have Covid-19.'
"We in Argideen Rangers GAA feel it sensible and prudent to temporarily suspend both underage and adult group activities. We understand that anyone identified by Public Health authorities as a close contact will be tested for Covid-19.'"
The GAA circulated interim guidelines almost two weeks ago which suggested if a player showed symptoms in the 48 hours after a training session or game all activity was recommended to be suspended and all team-mates and members of management were to self-isolate until further advised.
The GAA has also signed off on a range of updated match protocols that will, among other things, preclude the use of dug-outs to avoid congregation at close contact for long spells. Host grounds could instead be guided to set out chairs by the side of the pitch for substitutes. A document that guides spectating at games is also expected to be circulated in the coming days.