Return to Play Guidelines

COVID-19 Daily Symptom Screening is required protocol for all training and match play.

GENERAL RULES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Daily Screenings

 

  • Complete a COVID-19 symptom check in the days leading up to rugby activities and before leaving home. This will require you to identify if you have had a high temperature or fever overnight or if you have developed the recognized symptoms.
     

  • Have your temperature checked prior to participating in rugby activities. If your temperature is above 99.6, do not participate in any rugby or group activities.

 

Practice Extensive Hygiene Protocol

  • More frequent hand washing, regular disinfection of heavily used areas and surfaces and the use of gloves can reduce the risk of infection. In gathering situations, such as in the gym or during meetings, the wearing of masks is required.
     

  • At home you should also either sanitize or wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap (or use a hand sanitizer) when going to and from your home.
     

  • Use hand sanitizers which should be available on entry and in gathering areas.
     

  • Try to avoid spitting on the pitch.
     

  • Use your elbow or a tissue (always dispose of used tissues) when coughing or sneezing.
     

  • Do not share water bottles or use team water bottles.

Observe Social Distance Rules

 

  • A distance of at least 6 feet between the people present helps to significantly reduce the probability of virus transmission. Due to the movement involved in sports, the distance should be kept at as generous a distance as possible.

Reduce Unnecessary Body Contact

 

  • Shaking hands, high-fives, embracing and cheering or mourning in a group is to be avoided.

COACHES, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES

MASKS SHOULD BE WORN BY PLAYERS DURING THE FOLLOWING TRAINING ACTIVITIES

 

  • Upon arrival and departure of the training venue, in shared or public transportation.
     

  • Teammate discussions at a 6ft distance.
     

  • Weight room training.
     

  • Scrum, ruck and maul drills.
     

  • Ball training and passing drills

 

MASKS SHOULD BE WORN BY PLAYERS DURING THE FOLLOWING MATCH PLAY ACTIVITIES

 

  • Upon arrival and departure of the match venue, in shared or public transportation.
     

  • During pre-match warmups.
     

  • When on the sideline if not playing and if a designated water carrier Referees keep mask with them during match play and wear during player and coach discussions at 6ft distance.