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Rugby Return to Play

It's time to get ready to play again and get back to doing what we enjoy. However, your health is in the forefront of our mind.

BE DILIGENT, BE ACCOUNTABLE


The COVID-19 pandemic is a generational global impact that requires diligence and respect. Ensuring clubs and athletes display the utmost consideration for the direction of local health officials is not only appropriate, but contingent to possible recourse of return to play protocol across the greater sports community. Should provided guidelines from health officials and USA Rugby be discounted or circumvented, potential re-institution of suspended rugby activities could result along with governmental consequences determined by local mandate


IT IS ON ALL OF US TO EXEMPLIFY THE VALUES OF RUGBY AND RESPECT THE WELLBEING OF OUR COMMUNITY.


Make sure to

A- Regularly reference your local legislature and advice of medical officials as it pertains to the risk of COVID19. • Recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 and educate your club members of these details.


B- Daily screening • Complete a COVID-19 symptom check 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.


C-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 some situations, such as in the gym or during meetings, the use of face masks should be considered. • 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. • Avoid touching high-contact surfaces such as door handles, public computer keyboards etc. • Use hand sanitizers which should be available on entry and in all rooms at your facility or gathering area. • Avoid spitting • 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


D-Where possible, outdoor activities are more safe • Sports and exercise in the fresh air make it easier to keep to distance rules and reduce the risk of infection through the permanent exchange of air.


NO CONTACT RULES • Refrain from practicing to limit risk of transmission; • High-fives • Handshakes • Hugs • Fist bumps • Handling of another individual’s equipment


It is stated that COACHES need to:

  • Ensure coaches have not shown symptoms last 14 days.

  • Conduct World Rugby Symptom Checker -which means checking temperatures and antibacterial

  • Prioritize extensive hygiene practices

  • Ensure coaches adhere to 6ft social distancing rules.

  • Bring Mask to wear throughout training.

  • Prepared training plan with non-contact drills.

  • Collect a detailed list of all participants/staff/visitors at any training session.

To our SPECTATORS:

  • Preferred:

  • Refrain from spectator gathering during training.

  • Ensure spectators have not shown symptoms last 14 days.

  • Conduct World Rugby Symptom Checker

  • Prioritize extensive hygiene practices

  • Ensure social distancing rules are communicated.

  • Bring mask and wear throughout training.



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