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Overseas jockeys allowed to ride on Group One racedays in Ireland after the Irish Government revises guidance on Covid-19 quarantine protocols for athletes ahead of Longines Irish Champions Weekend  The Irish Government enforced a 14-day isolation period for any new arrivals But Ireland have now changed their coronavirus regulations for sportspeople  Elite athletes - including jockeys - now no longer have to quarantine in Ireland The Longines Irish Champions Weekend begins in the country next week

By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 17:38 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 17:38 BST, 3 September 2020

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Overseas jockeys will be permitted to ride on Group One racedays in Ireland following a change to Covid-19 quarantine protocols for sportspeople.

The Irish Government has enforced a 14-day self-isolation period for anyone arriving in Ireland from all but a handful of locations, with the UK on the list of nations which required that quarantine spell.

That has meant no riders based outside of Ireland have competed across the Irish Sea, with British trainers having to work around the protocols to send runners across so far this summer and Irish-based jockeys that have ridden in Britain or France, such as Colin Keane, Seamie Heffernan and Billy Lee, having had to isolate on return.

Overseas jockeys are now allowed to ride on Group One racedays in Ireland this year

Overseas jockeys are now allowed to ride on Group One racedays in Ireland this year

However, with Longines Irish Champions Weekend on the horizon next week, Horse Racing Ireland had appealed to

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