Whilst expected, our rugby update as delivered by RFU today.

Parliament today voted in favour of the Government’s national lockdown proposals to curb the increase in Covid-19 cases in England, with effect from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. The Government has announced the cessation of all community team sports during this period, which includes Age Grade and Adult rugby activities below Championship and Premier 15s.

With effect from tomorrow, we return to Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. This means that no competitive or formal rugby activities can be undertaken until at least Wednesday 2 December.

Group /team training sessions are banned. A maximum of two players can participate in socially distanced (two metres plus), individual training sessions, outside, without sharing equipment.

RFU will now review what the implications of this national lockdown plan mean for clubhouses, schools, colleges, universities, etc, and will provide more detailed information in the RFU Covid-19 Community Game Update tomorrow.

The RFU Competitions Team is working with the Competitions Organising Committees for Men and Women to finalise alternative competitions models in place of the cancelled 2020/21 league programme. These will be entirely optional for clubs and will have no impact on promotion/relegation. They will focus on local cluster leagues and offer a framework for clubs to Return to Play (in some format once we have government approval to do so). It is intended to circulate these proposals, inviting clubs to participate, on Friday 13 November

Stay safe. We will play some rugby this season.

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