The Airtricity League Premier Division's four European-qualified clubs will learn their opponents at Monday's draws for the qualification stages of the Europa League and Champions League, but uncertainty remains about whether the games could be played in Ireland. 

Dundalk are due to play in the first qualifying round of the Champions League on 18/19 August, with Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Derry City slated to start the first round of the Europa League qualifiers on 27 August.

This year the qualifying rounds will be one-off ties rather than the usual two legs.

The Champions League play-off round remains a two-legged clash.

The draws will take lace in Nyon in six days' time but UEFA have confirmed that the games are subject to special rules applied in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

UEFA said the annex to the rules "was justified by the current environment created by the Covid-19 pandemic and in particular, the various travel restrictions which have been imposed across the continent due to the persistence of the sanitary crisis". 

The changes relate to: "Venue and country restrictions imposed by the relevant national/local authorities, testing and player eligibility, potential rescheduling of matches and specific rules aimed at reducing the deadlines for protests and appeals."

As things stand, if one of the Irish clubs is drawn against a team from a country outside the government's 'green list', they'll have to restrict their movements for a 14-day period.

The green list now comprises Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Greece and Greenland after the governent removed Malta, Cyprus, Gibraltar, San Marino and Monaco this evening.

That includes the nations that can be visited, as well as the countries currently permitted to travel here.

If Covid-19 restrictions affect a visiting club, the home club must propose a suitable alternative venue, likely to be a neutral country where both teams can visit.

Failure of the home club to offer such a venue would mean the visiting club may be awarded a 3-0 victory.

Furthermore, if a country places new travel restrictions after next Monday's draw, making the match impossible, then the tie will be forfeited by the respective country. 

A positive Covid-19 test will not mean a tie is called off unless a large group of players or the entire team have to go into quarantine.

If at least 13 players registered - including a goalkeeper - are available, the match can go ahead. 

If fewer than 13 are available, the game could be rescheduled or more players added, which would likely be academy footballers.