The return to some sort of normality continues which is great news!
We have had confirmation that the RFU have moved from Level C to Level D on their rugby road map (please see attached).
I have also attached a really good document that explains as coaches / managers what we can / cannot do within training sessions at level D for those who look to return to contact rugby.
Brief summary of the main points are as follows:
Coaches and session organisers should apply the following key mitigations to reduce exposure risk amongst players.
In simple terms we can start to introduce small skills sessions involving lower body contact (only) that last a maximum of 15 minutes with a maximum of 6 players. Perfect for a break out group to rotate through while the rest of the players play some t and p conditioned games!
Please do make sure you are familiar with the detail in the document and obviously if there any queries please shout.
As a club we have made the decision to introduce level D training from Tuesday 8th September 2020. This gives all players, parents, coaches, managers and other volunteers to be sent the latest information, read it and understand their responsibilities. Be grateful if you could cascade this latest information out within your group.
For those training midweek this week and also on Sunday 6th please continue with level C non contact training as outlined in earlier documents / emails.
Please work with us through these unprecedented times – appreciate there is a lot of information coming out with the changing landscape and we will endeavour to update you as soon as we can and make things as clear as possible. Fingers crossed we can continue to move forward in the right direction.