Return to Play – Off-field changes from Monday 12 April – Government Step 2
Ahead of reaching Step 2 on the government roadmap on Monday, we will update our Helpdesk FAQs in line with government guidance that will come into effect from Monday 12 April. This will be completed by Saturday 10 April.
Please read this latest guidance which will include an update on spectators, hospitality and takeaways
Return to Play – Rugby update
It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying being back on the pitch last week and over the Easter weekend. As planned, we are preparing to move to Stage D2 on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap from Monday 26 April.
You can watch a 10 minute video guide for Stage D1 and D2 detailing the activity permitted on field for players and coaches.
Additionally, the on demand Return to Rugby Stage D: Coaches Q&A is below
RFU Age Grade Summer Activity Framework
We are publishing the RFU Age Grade Summer Activity Framework on our Return to Rugby Page today, Friday 9 April.
The framework and guidance will be followed by a Q&A session on Monday 12 April at 7pm. Please register on the link below if you would like to attend.
We also plan to host #AskAgeGrade sessions on Twitter on the following dates: Monday 19 April, Monday 3 May, Monday 17 May, Monday 31 May.
County Championship Review
As many of you will be aware, an independent review is underway of the County Championship across both the Men’s and Women’s Senior Competition and the U20s Men’s Competition, with an aim of making recommendations to the Community Game Board on the future and format of the competition.
Please keep an eye out for a survey that will be circulated this Monday, 12 April, to players, coaches, CBs and Clubs.
We are keen to hear from as many people as possible to understand your views and to collate feedback that will help to inform the group recommendations.
Please contact email@example.com should you have further questions.
The letter below from Dr Tim Miller, Chair of the County Championship Working Group, provides further background on the review process and is being shared with CBs. It is accompanied by the Excel template referred to in the note