COVID-19

New COVID-19 safety measures:

  • Don’t attend classes if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19– please isolate at home until it is safe to return.
  • Ensure you sanitise your hands at the sanitiser station provided upon entry and exiting the building.
  • Wear a face covering while entering and exiting the building. Only removing when you have taken your place on the mat.
  • We are using the larger hall, St Nicholas, to allow 2 meters distance between mats.
  • Clients are required to bring their own mats and no equipment will be used in the classes.
  • Classes will be 55-minute duration to allow safe cross over between classes.
  • We would ask clients not to congregate outside the classroom and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Masks will not be provided but you are free to use one at your discretion.
  • The Malahide Pastoral Centre has uniquely had the whole building sprayed with a solution to ensure that the virus cannot survive on any surfaces.
  • We will aim to provide as much ventilation as possible.
  • Participants are only allowed to attend their scheduled class time to allow for contact tracing.
  • Please install the COVID Tracker app for contact tracing purposes
  • Class participants who are returning to Ireland will be asked to ’refrain from attending the live classes’ for 14 days unless that country is a ‘Green List Country’. See https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/travel.html for up to date advice on travel.

For further details please read latest information from the HSE . Protect yourself and others from coronavirus https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself-and-others.html

With regards to the restrictions announced on 18-08-2020: 

The ISCP is seeking clarification on the new COVID-19 related restrictions as implemented at midnight last night (18th August) – especially in relation to member queries about whether limiting numbers in ‘indoor exercises classes’ would pertain to physiotherapy classes.


While awaiting confirmation, the ISCP interpretation is there is no change as the restrictions apply to sport and not to health services. As physiotherapy led class/group work is a health service, attendees are screened prior to being assigned to group/class work, and physiotherapists and attendees adhere to the general COVID-19 guidelines related to hand hygiene, cough etiquette and social distancing, the latest restrictions would not apply to physiotherapy services.