Oakmeadians Return to Rugby Procedure
If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 procedure or need more information on the subject, please contact,Neil Bibby, DOR 07725 593646 or Jane Hart, Chairman 07715 531143 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID 19 - UPDATE 05.01.21
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.
We will update as soon as we have further information.
COVID-19 RETURN TO RUGBY POLICY AND GUIDANCE 2020 (Version 6)
These are truly unprecedented times and Oakmeadians RFC is committed to return to rugby through all age groups and sections when it is safe for everyone to do so. Government guidelines are changing from week to week, with the easing of the 2nd lockdown training is now a possibility as long as we take care and follow all the health and safety guidance. The following procedure is a working document and can change at any time. Oakmeadians RFC has taken advice from RFU government and local council.
This document covers:
RFU roadmap for return to rugby. Version 6 - December 2020
RFU roadmap status has changed to ‘Stage E,’ allowing 15-a-side training from 2nd December and adapted games can take place from 18th December.
Please see guidance and the new roadmap below. 02/12/2020
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) welcomes the news that Government has given its approval for 15-a-side contact rugby union to return at grassroots level, subject to adaptations.
This comes after extensive research and consultations with Government into mitigating the risks of close contact. By using law variations, this will limit the risk of prolonged face-to-face contact, allowing the community game to resume (everything below the Greene King IPA Championship and Allianz Premier 15s).
Clubs will be able to begin adapted training from Wednesday 2nd December in preparation for local friendly fixtures recommencing from Friday 18th December when the following law variations will come into effect:
There is no obligation for players and clubs to play 15-a-side adaptations. Clubs will still be able to play Ready4Rugby matches up until and beyond 18th December.
Adapted Stage E rules/laws for Age Grade Rugby have also been approved for Under 7-13s and Under 14-18s. The move to Stage E will allow the recommencing of Tag Rugby for U7s and U8s.
Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed schools/colleges can return to playing sport in line with approved National Governing Body action plans.