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Covid – 19 Update

In light of the recent Government changes to the Law, I thought it would be a good idea to update you all and hopefully answer any questions you might have.

Below, you will see some extracts from a communication received within the past hour from the RFU:

 Law Change Update

We wanted to update you on the law changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue. With the exception of clubs impacted by local lockdown restrictions, we remain at Stage D on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. The rugby community can continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity.

Limited and restricted contact rugby training can also be continued.

RFU guidance as well as Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Guidelines must be followed.

Managing Visitors:

Supporters, parents, and other spectators need to remain socially distanced whilst attending events. From Monday, spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with Government Guidelines, which you can read below.

Arrangements should also be put in place to support test and trace efforts by collecting information from spectators which is detailed enough to allow NHS Test and Trace to contact them if necessary.

The link to the Government guidance is provided below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation/guidance-for-providers-of-outdoor-facilities-on-the-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation?spMailingID=10488941&spUserID=MjY5ODA2NzI5MDIxS0&spJobID=1590979093&spReportId=MTU5MDk3OTA5MwS2

The Track and Trace QR Code system worked very well last week for many of us and will remain in place every Sunday for the foreseeable future so please come prepared with your smartphone and QR reader App. The Law changes do not come into effect until Monday 14th September but we wanted to remind you of the need for social distancing whilst on-site at all times.

Thank you all for supporting us in helping to make everyone’s visit to the club a happy and safe one, and I look forward to seeing you again on Sunday.

Regards

Lee Beaumont
Chairman
Leighton Buzzard RFC