Return to Rugby – on and off field guidance
Car sharing – Updated guidance
We have now had confirmation from Government and Sport England on car sharing for sport and physical activity. This is not permitted at step 1 and 2 and car sharing is not permitted until further notice
First aid – Updated guidance
We have had a number of questions on first aid facilities, so please see information below:
• Exceptions must be made for essential activity, such as the provision of first aid or access to essential equipment for training and matches.
• Indoor facilities can open for provision of first aid (which would include dedicated first aid rooms).
• While these can be open, please reduce the amount of time that people spend inside. A base for first aiders set up outside is an alternative, with treatment outside where possible
on field guidance
After the long anticipated wait, we have finally returned to rugby once again. Monday saw the return to rugby at Stage D1, with Stage D2 (from Monday 26 April). Guidance and help around the On Field Guidance, including formats and how best to prepare and keep players safe, can be found on our Return to Rugby page.
Details on Easter camps and summer activity can also be found on the page.
On Friday 9 April, the summer rugby training and playing framework for age grade players will be launched, including CB, DPP and rugby camps. It will be operational from June to the end of August and will include contact training and inter-club activity
off field guidance
Common question raised by clubs can be found in our club support centre FAQs below. We are constantly updating the pages so please check back between updates to be as prepared as possible.
All guidelines apply from Monday 29 March Government Step 1B until Government’s Step 2 comes into force, which will be no earlier than Monday 12 April.
The age grade out of season regulation (see 15.8) is suspended in 2021. This is replaced with an RFU Summer Training and Playing Framework this year to enable age grade players to safely catch up on missed rugby development opportunities