COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary

What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

Continue to stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home 

Prevent it spreading

For more information see the links below on how to stay safe:

HSC COVID-19 Factsheet 2

Social Distancing Explained

HSC COVID-19 Factsheet 5

Ulster Clubs,

The Ulster Boxing Council are continuing to monitor the current situation in relation to the COVID19 pandemic. We are working in conjunction with the IABA Board of Directors and Officers and taking advice and guidance from all the relevant Government agencies/bodies.

When there is a definite date for the resumption of contact sport from the Stormont Executive and the Irish Government, we will update all clubs on the process to safely return to boxing.

(please see links below):

Kevin Duffy

President Ulster Boxing Council


Please see links for Statements from the IABA Board of Directors

IABA Statement 20/03/2020

IABA Statement 27/03/2020

IABA Statement 02/04/2020

IABA Statement 15/05/2020



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