The RFU have just published their provisional plan for a phased return to full contact rugby. It’s wonderful to see light at the end of the tunnel and we are as delighted that clubs and players across the country will soon be able to resume training and, subject to each step on government’s roadmap being achieved, progress towards contact fixtures and an exciting season of rugby for 2021/22 from September.
Please note the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been revised to follow steps on the government roadmap. Please therefore disregard previous versions and only share the new ‘green for go’ roadmap below. We have removed Stages B and C as they are no longer currently relevant due to changes in government restrictions.
While we are all incredibly excited about getting back out on the pitch, we should also be conscious of the need to build-up gradually after a long lay-off. The focus for all activity over the next three months will be on player retention and player safety.
Until Monday 29 March, unless you are an age grade player taking part in organised school or college rugby activity, we remain at Stage A on the Return to Rugby Roadmap. This means individuals are only allowed to exercise alone or with one other from another household.
Further details will be published as soon as we have them as to how we as a club will resume training, so please bear with us whilst we ensure that we can return to rugby as safely as possible for all involved.