The RFU published a roadmap for a return to community rugby activity. This roadmap consists of six stages, Stage A relating to individual training with one other person, moving through to Stage F when there can be a return to competitive matches against other teams. The country is currently at Stage B following the government’s announcement of Thursday 28 May.
Timescales to allow progression between stages will be carefully managed and will be determined by medical and government advice. Further updates will be issued by the RFU, along with detailed guidance, as each progression takes place.
The roadmap focuses on a return to community rugby activity and not the reopening of clubhouses. As these are indoor spaces, they will be subject to separate government advice and guidance. The current position is that clubs are able to open indoor facilities only to allow access through the building to pitches, access to toilets, and a facility (should appropriate licenses be held) for the serving of takeaway food and drinks.