Coronavirus (Covid-19) update RFU Headlines
|Community rugby – current status|
England is now in national lockdown until Wednesday 2 December and all team sports have been suspended, including club age grade and adult rugby activities below Championship and Premier 15s.
With effect from today, we return to Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. This means that no competitive or formal rugby activities can be undertaken until at least Wednesday 2 December. While group training sessions are banned, a maximum of two players (or one player and one coach) can participate in socially distanced (two metres plus), individual training sessions in a public outside space, but not a garden, without sharing equipment. FAQ’s from Sport England are available below.
Although leisure and sports facilities must stay closed, clubhouses can remain open to provide take away, click and collect and food delivery services up until 10pm. They may also be used in other limited circumstances including:
|Rugby in schools, colleges and universities during national lockdown|
Following the confirmation of Department for Education guidance on Wednesday 4 November, we can confirm what the national lockdown means for rugby in schools, colleges and universities.
|Rugby 365 update|
All Rugby 365 facilities will be closed until Wednesday 2 December. Customers and host clubs who had bookings have been contacted, and credits will be made for all cancellations. Please contact Rugby365 below if you have any enquiries.
Other Important Updates
|RFU Training Courses for Coaches and Match Officials|
Due to the national lockdown, RFU coach and referee training courses planned for November and December have been pushed back to January and February 2021. Those who have booked will automatically be transferred to a new date and updated course details will be issued. We will also contact club venues to re-arrange dates.
|Watching rugby this Autumn|
The national lockdown means that clubs cannot open their doors for members to watch the November Quilter Internationals 2020 matches, part of the Autumn Nations Cup. We are, therefore, in discussions with Amazon regarding a possible revenue generating offer for clubs. We will provide further details next week.
|Webinars and Podcasts|
The following webinars will take place on Thursday 12 November: