The FAI has launched a 'Safer Return to Football Training' protocol for clubs in the League of Ireland and Women's National League, outlining a "minimum six-week" period of training before any return to competitive match action.

While no fixture dates have been confirmed for the SSE Airtricity League or Women's National League, the FAI has given clubs the green light to recommence training with minimal contact from 15 June in line with the Government's roadmap for easing restrictions brought into place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with a Covid-19 compliance officer to be appointed to each club.

The four League of Ireland clubs qualified for Europe had made their return to collective training today, with Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Derry City due to play in a behind closed doors competition on a date that is yet to be confirmed, before any league action resumes.

"Subject to Government guidelines, no matches – competitive or friendly - are allowed until further notice under the jurisdiction of the FAI," Irish football's governing body added.

The FAI also launched a set of protocols for adult amateur clubs and the underage ranks.