We are currently at Stage F of the RFU return to Rugby road map, with no restrictions in place. Our updated guidelines regarding rugby activity are below. These should be followed until further notice. We will regularly review and update this guidance in line with RFU guidance, Government Policy and in consultation with CACSSA and other venues where necessary.
- A qualified first aider must be present for all training sessions (this can be a workplace qualification).
- Anyone who is feeling unwell, especially with symptoms of COVID19, or believes that they have COVID19, or has been told to self isolate, or is shielded, must not attend. Players should complete a COVID19 self assessment before travelling to a session or match (see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ for latest guidance). Players may wish to take a LFT test before taking part in a training session or match.
- If you have had COVID19, please do not return to rugby until you have been given the all clear to do so.
- We encourage all players to be double vaccinated for COVID19, and to follow Government advice on any further vaccinations.
Anyone with underlying health concerns that may put them at greater risk from COVID19, should carefully consider their attendance.
- If you have recently returned from overseas, please do not attend until you have confirmed that you do not need to self isolate.
- Players should sanitise their hands on arrival and departure. Sanitizer, cleaning roll and dispensing bottles have been supplied to all sections. If supplies are running low, please let your captain, team manager, coach or another committee member know so that refills/replacements can be obtained.
- Players should spread out where possible in the changing rooms (for example arriving changed if possible) and spend the least amount of time as possible inside. Team talks etc should take place outside if practicable.
- Players must their bring own water bottle
- Equipment, eg balls, should be cleaned and sanitised when possible.
- Coaches must not hold pads or shields for AGE GRADE players.
- Players must not spit out fluids, clear their noses, or urinate onto the pitches
- Continue to follow government advice on social distancing between yourself and everyone outside of your household before, during and after any rugby activity.
- Avoid groups of people gathering before or after the rugby activity, especially indoors and avoid face-to-face contact increases the risk of transmission, please avoid this where possible even when maintaining distance.