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'The use of whistles will also be banned for the time being.' (stock image)

'The use of whistles will also be banned for the time being.' (stock image)

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'The use of whistles will also be banned for the time being.' (stock image)

The Government has unveiled a detailed blueprint to allow the resumption of team sports at both juvenile and senior level in Ireland after the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. 

Transport Minister Shane Ross and Sport Minister Brendan Griffin said the guidance from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) was "a major step" on the journey back to normal sports activities.

It outlines detailed procedures for parents, players and clubs - from travelling to sports activities already in playing gear, to the banning of spitting and the use of whistles on sports grounds.