The GAA has placed a ban on collective training for inter-county teams for at least the remainder of January.
Club and County gyms have been instructed must stay closed until further notice.
Meanwhile, training and games remain on hold at club level.
In a letter to county secretaries this morning, GAA director general Tom Ryan said the decision was taken due to the current exceptional rise in infection rates of Covid 19 and the increased risk of community transmission.
Inter-county panels were originally due to resume collective training on 15 January, but have now been warned that any breaches of the current guidelines will be dealt with under Rule 7.2 (e) – ‘Misconduct considered to have discredited the Association’.
The letter said: “As you are aware, the current Level 5 restrictions in the South will run until January 31st at which point the GAA will review the current situation and further advice in this context will be provided.
“Finally, it is important to note that outdoor gatherings on GAA property are not permitted – the only current exception to this is for walkways (which may stay open for use by the community with social distancing in place) and for clubs registered under the “Ireland Lights Up” walking initiative.”
“I fully appreciate the frustrations these additional restrictions may place on our inter county players and management teams. However, the safety of everyone in the game and indeed in the broader community has to be our primary focus. It has never been more important for our players, coaches and officials to follow both the Government guidelines and our own provisions around training.”