Rugby returns to Phase A - updated 6/1/2021 as per RFU CGU
Following Government’s national lockdown announcement to counter the steep rise in Covid-19 infections, all community rugby activity in England is suspended until further notice.
In line with current Government policy, all adult and age grade rugby training and fixtures must stop. This means we return to Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap for all players. Outdoor organised sport for disabled people is allowed to continue.
Community rugby includes all levels below the Greene King IPA Championship (scheduled to restart in March) and the Allianz Premier 15s and Gallagher Premiership, which follow elite sport return protocols.
There is an exemption in place that allows elite sportspeople (and their coaches if necessary, or parents/guardians if they are under 18) – or those on an official elite sports pathway such as players who are part of RFU / PRL Academies and England age grade squads – to compete and train.
The full details for national lockdown restrictions can be found at this link.
We are looking to further our support for Clubs and CBs through lockdown and will be providing guidance and resources to cover a number of topics such as:
• Facilities maintenance/mothballing during lockdown
• Pitch maintenance
• Club governance
• Insurance cover
• Keeping your players active and connected
• Volunteer engagement
• Accessing funding support
• Revenue generation
We will let CBs and Clubs know when this is complete, but please keep checking our Coronavirus advice & support page for updates or email [email protected] if you have any queries in the meantime.