Chairman & RFU statements of 28.11.20: Return to Training

Chairman & RFU statements of 28.11.20: Return to Training

By Jeanette Edwards
28 November 2020
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December Thurs 3rd: Seniors; Sun 6th: Y&M

Below please find an email (written in italics) received yesterday evening from the RFU - as you will read the RFU are working hard to work out the answers to the many questions we all have.

In the meantime, here is a statement from our Club Chairman Martyn:-
"Following the recent change in government guidelines regarding the covid pandemic, Holt RFC will restart senior training on Thursday December 3rd, and Youth & Minis training will restart on Sunday 6th December - both at the normal times. Please be aware that under the current guidelines from the RFU, the clubhouse will not be open. Anyone coming along needs to please follow any social distancing and other instructions that you may be given on the day. Further updates will be issued if necessary. Stay safe and hope to see you soon".

Meanwhile here is the RFU statement:-
"Following Thursday’s tier announcement, we know clubs have a number of questions to address and we want to reassure you that we are working hard with Government to clarify outstanding areas so that we can provide you with answers and clear guidance.
As you will appreciate, the return to grassroots sport in the Covid landscape is a complex and fast-moving world for Government to manage. We will continue to support their efforts to provide clarity for clubs as quickly as possible.
As soon as we are in a position to do so, we will provide Clubs and CBs with on field and off field guidance for each tier, so you are confident about returning to play safely and excited about rugby restarting.

Guidance for each tier will include:
• Which stage on The Return to Community Rugby Roadmap clubs will be able to play.
• Equipment that will be permitted.
• Facilities guidance (for clubhouses, bars, changing rooms, showers, toilets)
• Travel implications
• Spectators management
• Group mixing rules

Until Wednesday 2 December, we remain in national lockdown and at Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. This means that no competitive or formal rugby activities can be undertaken.

Please keep an eye out for communications in the coming days. We will share an update with you as soon as we have received and interpreted Government guidance around sporting facilities, so that we can provide clarity on what it means for clubs in each area".

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