For those anxious about updates on club sports, there will be guidelines on returning to non contact games like Tag Rugby and Touch Rugby published here. These will be introduced gradually based on government protocols. They will not in any way shape or form constitute a solution to NOT spreading the virus, more an attempt to #StaySafe #PlaySafe and adopt an environment to reduce the spread of Corona Virus. Each and every club must form their own opinion ultimately. What’s been published here is a joint effort of non contact rugby club officials including qualified health & safety personel.
The following is a SUMMARY of the roadmap to re-entering non contact club sports safely. Please refer to the non contact Club Official Guidelines (COG)
HEALTH & SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS NON CONTACT RUGBY
- Appointment of Club Safety Officer
- Appointment of Covid19 Compliance Officer
- Safety Plan in place with #CovidOperation (education / health measures)
TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS NON CONTACT RUGBY
- Beginning with a small group (gradual increase based on gov protocols) non contact in accordance with Club Official Guidelines(COG)
- Reduced activities with a gradual increase to some sort of normality
- Time Limits Restricted with a gradual increase to some sort of normality
PLAYING RECOMMENDATIONS NON CONTACT RUGBY
- At the moment there are NO team playing sports of any shape or form in the non contact rugby arena,unless government suggests otherwise.
- Closed doors events are up to the discretion of the club.
- Open air events with or without an audience are yet to be decide
Latest update as of first week in June:
*RFU are allowing up to groups of 6.
(*Irish Government Are Allowing Up To Groups of 15, including trainer and coaches, may return to non-contact outdoor training activity(but not matches) while maintaining social distancing at all times.)
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