The RFU have recently confirmed that the action plan to commence a safe and phased return to grassroots rugby activity has been approved by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (‘DCMS’).
The Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been updated to show a move from Stage B to Stage C.
The rugby community is now able to recommence some larger group rugby activity, initially non-contact, subject to adherence with RFU guidance.
The club must must continue to follow government Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines, along with any local government lockdown restrictions that may be introduced.
The return will initially be through non-contact rugby focused on Ready4Rugby, a non-contact game, enabling two teams of up to 10 players to engage in training and match activity in their own club environment. This game is not subject to age restrictions Subject to satisfactory operation through August we hope to then be able to move to inter-club Ready4Rugby in September.