- The ICU and its officials cannot take in loco parentis responsibility for players aged 17 and under.
- For all players who are under 12 or younger (where this is defined as the FIDE age, i.e. age as at 1 January of the year in question), a family member must accompany the player.
- For older players (i.e. 12 years old and above) who are competing for the first time in open, remote or international events, the ICU strongly recommends that a family member accompanies them.
- For older players who have had experience of previous such events, it may be appropriate for families to collaborate such that one adult travels with the group/team and looks after a number of players in addition to their own child. This may have the advantage of reducing overall costs or managing the time commitment required.
- Such arrangements should be made directly between relevant parents/guardians and must be notified to the Head of Delegation and/or the Junior Officer when accepting a place.
- In no circumstances may a single adult be responsible for more than 4 players.
- When travelling abroad, the adult taking responsibility for others’ children will need to be equipped with a letter from the child’s parent or guardian confirming that they have permission to take the child out of the Ireland.
Last updated: 19/10/2017