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STAGE 3

The TRU is currently in Stage 3 of our Return to Play Guidelines

No contact

Non-Contact Activites

No sharing of balls, equipment or water bottles

Group size under local government and facility approved amount

Group size under local government & facility approved amount

temperature check

Temperature check all participants

Physically Distancing

Adhere to social distancing protocols

Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizing must be available for all participants

TRU real time updates and status during COVID-19

The current nature of COVID-19 is an ever-changing situation in the Texas Rugby Union. Please refer to this page for the most up to date information and resources as the situation continues to unfold. Understand that the TRU COVID-19 Task Force is monitoring the growing threat on a daily basis, while we keep in contact with USA Rugby and their connections to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and World Rugby.

If you have specific questions the below information does not answer, please email inquiries to admin@texasrugbyunion.com.

RECENT UPDATES

USAR Return to Play Guidelines

USA Rugby has published their Return to Play Guidelines available here. Please take the time to fully read the guidelines and share with your clubs. The TRU and RRRC are

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COMPETITION MANDATE

All sanctioned competition and rugby activities are suspended for the foreseeable future, effective March 20, 2020. Members and clubs are asked to refrain from match play, training or team gatherings during this period. Accident and Liability claims will not be accepted during the above window of time. 

RETURN TO PLAY

This information is based on the proposed framework from USA Rugby to reference as they determine potential return to play plans amidst the COVID-19 climate. 

It is important to understand that the following outline is not official medical advice, whereby your club and athletes should more definitively refer to the instruction of your local health officials when determining a return to play calendar. Given the close contact nature of rugby, it is important to note that our sport lives beyond most when it comes to the threat of spreading respiratory diseases. The collective rugby community must remain patient and considerate through this process.

While we are all eager to return to rugby, the wellbeing of our friends, family and teammates must remain priority. It is on all of us to acknowledge responsibility and do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19.

REGIONAL HEALTH MANDATE

TRAINING

TEAM ACTIVITIES

COMPETITION

INSURANCE

STAGE ONE

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 TWO

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 THREE - CURRENT STAGE

SMALL GATHERINGS

NO 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
  • No use of communal equipment, including balls
  • All communication and interaction done via virtual method or at distance of 6ft
  • Coaches: Permitted on site, continue to adhere to social distancing protocols
  • No competition or inter-squad rugby activity
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims accepted

STAGE FOUR

MID-LARGE GATHERINGS

OPEN PUBLIC FACILITIES

  • 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
  • Team meetings and gatherings under local government approved amount
  • Team meetings and communication preferred virtually
  • Coaches: Permitted on site
  • Inter-squad scrimmage permitted with limited contact
  • Uncontested scrum, ruck and mauls
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims accepted.

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
  • Inter-State & Cross- State competition permitted with permission from local legislature.
  • Fan and crowd attendance permitted with permission from local legislature.
  • Continue rigorous cleaning of communal equipment
  • Accident and Liability Insurance claims accepted.

EVENT STATUS

  • 2020  RRRC XVs Championships (May) | Canceled
  • 2020 USA Rugby Club Championships XVs (May) | Canceled
  • 2020 RRRC 7s Series (June-August) | Canceled
  • 2020 TOLA 7s Series (June-August) | Canceled
  • 2020 Club 7s National Championships (August) | Canceled
  • Adjusted 2020 TOLA 7s Series (Mid -July -August) | Pending
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