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COVID-19 Return to Play Guidelines

UPDATED March 7, 2021

REGIONAL HEALTH MANDATE

TRAINING

TEAM ACTIVITIES

COMPETITION

INSURANCE

STAGE 1

STAY AT HOME

  • At home individual training with personal equipment
  • Participant should be symptom free before engaging in training activities
  • Rigorously clean and disinfect home training area
  • All communication and interaction done via virtual method
  • No competition or inter-squad rugby activity
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims not accepted

STAGE 2

STAY AT HOME LIFTED

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Individual training with personal equipment at home or state approved outdoor locations
  • Adhering to social distancing rules if not at home
  • Coaching occurs virtually
  • Rigorously clean and disinfect training area
  • All communication and interaction done via virtual method
  • No competition or inter-squad rugby activity
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims not accepted

STAGE 3

SMALL GATHERINGS

NON-CONTACT

  • Group size under local government approved amount
  • Non-contact drills and activities
  • No participation of players or coaches experiencing symptoms within previous 14-days
  • Temperature check all participants on arrival must register lower than 99.6 F
  • Coaches and Admin wear masks
  • All communication and interaction done via virtual method or at distance of 6ft
  • All on site, continue to adhere to social distancing wearing masks
  • No competition or inter-squad rugby activity
  • Non-contact intra-squad scrimmage permitted
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims accepted

MID-LARGE GATHERINGS

OPEN PUBLIC FACILITIES

LIMITED CONTACT

  • Group size under local government and facility approved amount
  • Limited contact drills
  • No participation of players or coaches experiencing symptoms within previous 14-days
  • Temperature check all participants on arrival, must register lower than 99.6 F
  • Rigorous cleaning of communal equipment
  • Coaches and Admin wear masks
  • Team meetings and gatherings under local government approved amount
  • All on site, continue to adhere to social distancing wearing masks
  • Limited contact intra-squad scrimmage permitted
  • No scrums, ruck, mauls or lineouts
  • Touch rugby suggested
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims accepted.

Club Training

  • Full contact (scrums, lineouts, rucks, mauls)
  • Full scrimmages (within your club)
  • No participant limit (follow local guidelines)

USAR RTP Requirements

    • Temperature check ALL participants before practice. Must be under 99.6℉ to participate.
    • Coaches and administrators must wear masks at practices and adhere to social distancing protocols
    • No participation of anyone experiencing symptoms for 10 days after first symptoms appear
    • Rigorous cleaning of equipment required
    • TRU Requirement: All Clubs must appoint a COVID-19 officer that has completed the WR COVID Education Courses

STAGE FIVE

NORMAL SOCIAL ADVENTURES

FULL TRAINING & COMPETITION

  • Traditional training and contact protocol
  • Continue rigorous cleaning of communal equipment
  • Traditional team gathering protocol
  • Continue rigorous cleaning of communal equipment
  • Full sanctioned competition permitted with permission from local rugby organization
  • Fan and crowd attendance permitted with permission from local health officials
  • Continue rigorous cleaning of communal equipment
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims accepted.
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