COVID 19 – NZ Rugby update (24 April)
Please see below and attached updates and advice from NZ Rugby regarding Return to Play Guidelines, following consultation with Government and Sport NZ.
- NZ Rugby Covid-19 Return to Community Rugby Guidelines (April 24)
- Covid-19 Alert Level 3 – What does it mean for Community Rugby
At Level 3 – from midnight Monday 27th April
- NO rugby playing, training or in person engagement is permitted; clubrooms remain closed.
At Level 2 – Date TBC (Please note further update on L2 implications next Friday 1st May)
- Training can commence, where a 1m personal bubble can be maintained; eg. team fitness, ball skill sessions but NO Rip Rugby, Touch or contact training;
- In-person game development workshops can be conducted and Clubrooms can open as long as MOH guidelines are adhered to. Max numbers 100 people indoors. 500 outdoors;
- *Contact tracing measures to be implemented.
At Level 1 – Date TBC
- All forms of rugby training and play, face to face development workshops can resume with no physical distancing required;
- Minimum two weeks pre-season, before competition;
- Clubrooms can open as long as MOH guidelines are adhered to;
- *Contact tracing measures must be in place.
Further detail will follow in due course regarding Contact Tracing and how this system will be applied to our community rugby environment. Please refrain from seeking/purchasing any solutions in the meantime whilst this is worked through.