Lockdown implications and our plans beyond
Following the Government’s announcement of a lockdown that starts tonight (Wednesday 4 November) and runs until 4 December, we are compelled to shut down all rugby activities and the Clubhouse. This is a full closure – no training, no touch rugby, no bar, no catering, no gym. The closure extends to the pitches, so members are not permitted to come to the Club even for a solo kickabout. Any exercise, rugby or otherwise, needs to be in your own home or in a public space, eg a park, not at the Club. If you have any questions about the details, please talk to your section manager in the first instance.
We are hopeful that the lockdown will have the desired effect on coronavirus infection and transmission rates and that we will be allowed to return to some activity after the four weeks are up. We will monitor the situation and we expect to communicate our plans for the rest of December in three weeks’ time.
This is a very disappointing development, after all the efforts that the Executive Committee, staff and members have made to observe the Covid regulations and adapt our activities. On behalf of the Executive Committee and our Facilities Managers Gina and Mel, I would like to thank you all for your cooperation, patience and good humour. The spirit among the members has been excellent and it shows how strong our commitment to RRFC and our sport is.
We are exploring ideas for maintaining contact and keeping you fit during this shut down. You will be hearing from your section managers and colleagues in due course. I will be back in touch later in the month, with an update on the situation and an outline of our plans for the next month or two.
Stuart Spindler – Chairman, Reading RFC email@example.com