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Our Club & Covid 19


Sligo Mountaineering club and its members ensure compliance with Covid 19 restrictions at all levels.  Under the current restrictions we are operating weekly outings with a limit of 15 to a group, no car pooling and observing social distancing.

This will be reviewed again once restrictions have been eased.  

We hope to begin meeting again in February but that will only happen if restrictions ease sufficiently.  

Sligo Mountaineering Club are following advice & guidance from Mountaineering Ireland.  The latest available information was released on the 23rd of December 2020.  We have reposted this updated below for convenience.  You can see more real time updates by visting:


Mountaineering Ireland Update

Title:  COVID-19 Restrictions - Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland updates
Date:  23/12/2020

Recent surges in the transmission of COVID-19 has caused the imposition of increased restrictions in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The key information for hillwalkers and climbers relating to these restrictions is: 


Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland


26th December onwards

From 27th December onwards


  • Avoid all unnecessary travel
  • No travel outside of your county

Hillwalking & rock-climbing

  • Only individual or household permitted
  • Non-contact in pods of up to 15 permitted

Club activity outdoors

  • No
  • Yes

Climbing walls

  • Closed
  • Open for individual training only

In Northern Ireland club activity should cease for the period of these restrictions. Club members can continue to go hillwalking or climbing outdoors as an individual or with members of their own household. 

In the Republic of Ireland club activity can continue. The restrictions permit a pod of up to 15. Long-standing advice from Mountaineering Ireland is to limit the size of the group to 10 or less – this is for the purposes of group management, safety, parking etc.

  • Travel – stay within your own county, do not car-share
  • Parking – car parks may be busier due to no car-sharing
  • Planning – the days are shorter and the weather is changeable
  • Contact tracing – record details of all group members for contact tracing purposes
  • Social distancing – maintain distance before, during and after activity
  • Equipment – do not share equipment
  • Symptoms & contacts – stay at home if you have any symptoms or have been a close contact

For more information please see the Mountaineering Ireland COVID-19 Advice for Hillwalkers and Climbers document:

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