Oakmeadians Return to Rugby Procedure
If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 procedure or need more information on the subject, please contact,Neil Bibby, DOR 07725 593646 or Jane Hart, Chairman 07715 531143 e: [email protected]
COVID 19 - UPDATE 27.4.21
Following guidance from Government the RFU have moved rugby to Stage D2 as of Monday 26th April
This means we can move to some contact training (still excluding scrum and maul) and adult and age grade matches with Adapted Laws (no scrum and maul).
A copy of the RFU Roadmap can be found HERE. Please go to our dedicated COVID-19 page for further details of the club's updated policies and processes.
COVID-19 RETURN TO RUGBY POLICY AND GUIDANCE 2021 (Version 7) 10.3.21
These are truly unprecedented times and Oakmeadians RFC is committed to return to rugby through all age groups and sections when it is safe for everyone to do so. Government guidelines are changing from week to week, with the gradual easing of the latest lockdown, training will be possible from 29th March 2021, as long as we take care and follow all the health and safety guidance. The following procedure is a working document and can change at any time. Oakmeadians RFC has taken advice from RFU, government and the local council.
This document covers:
‘All other age grade rugby must remain at Stage A until 29th March - meaning individuals can exercise alone or with one other from another household until Monday 29th March.
We are pleased to be able to publish our provisional plan for a phased return to full contact rugby. It’s wonderful to see light at the end of the tunnel and we are as delighted as clubs and players across the country that they will soon be able to resume training and, subject to each step on government’s roadmap being achieved, progress towards contact fixtures and an exciting season of rugby for 2021/22 from September. Please note the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been revised to follow steps on the government roadmap. Please therefore disregard previous versions and only share the new ‘green for go’ roadmap below. We have removed Stages B and C as they are no longer currently relevant due to changes in government restrictions. Over the next couple of weeks, we will provide stage-by-stage guidance on our Return to Rugby page which will include all the information you’ll need for a gradual return to contact rugby. Guidance will include equipment that can be used at each stage and videos with our coach development team.’
Please note the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been revised to follow steps on the government roadmap. Please therefore disregard previous versions and only share the new ‘green for go’ roadmap below. We have removed Stages B and C as they are no longer currently relevant due to changes in government restrictions.
While we are all incredibly excited about getting back out on the pitch, we should also be conscious of the need to build-up gradually after a long lay-off. The focus for all activity over the next three months should be on player retention and player safety.
COVID-19 LAW VARIATIONS 2020/21
There is no obligation for players and clubs to play 15-a-side adaptations. Clubs will still be able to play Ready4Rugby matches up until and beyond 18th December.
Adapted Stage E rules/laws for Age Grade Rugby have also been approved for Under 7-13s and Under 14-18s. The move to Stage E will allow the recommencing of Tag Rugby for U7s and U8s.
Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed schools/colleges can return to playing sport in line with approved National Governing Body action plans.
Oakmeadians RFC Procedure for Training during COVID-19.
Please be aware that the RFU have made a statement regarding accountability and responsibility to adhere to their regulations and roadmap.
If you have any questions or need more information from Oakmeadians RFC please contact,
Neil Bibby, DOR mb: 07725 593646 Jane Hart, Chairman mb: 07715 531143 [email protected]