return to play
UAERF have issued Return to Play Guidelines that confirmed we are able to re-commence training activities and our club season on 4th September, 2020.
Like other rugby unions around the world a phased approach to return to play has been adopted, summarised below; as of 1st February 2021 we are currently in Phase-3:-
- Phase 1: Training in small groups of 5-10 players (dependent on age); Non-Contact; 1-hr max.
- Phase-2: Squad Training; Non-Contact
- Phase-3: Squad Training; Contact
- Phase-4: Full Return to Play incl. Matches
Be assured, hygiene measures will continue to be in place throughout all phases and there will be a 4-week contact conditioning period between the resumption of contact training (Phase-3) and the first match (Phase-4).
Whilst we’re here, we’d like to express our sincere thanks to Canes’ Dr Alan Kourie and Sean Heckford, who have led UAERF MEDCOM efforts in producing the Return to Play Guidelines, the full version of which can be found here.
Please note that in addition to the safeguards and precautions that clubs, and facilities, must put in place, it is also mandatory for all Coaches, Managers, Medics, Administrators and Match Officials, and U15 and above players to complete World Rugby’s Player Welfare course re. Covid-19 .
Once complete you should send a copy of your Certificate of Completion to the club’s Covid-19 Coordinator, Sean Heckford, by uploading it here .The above course is also strongly recommended for all parents and M&Y players, including those in our netball section.
Look forward to welcoming you all back at 7he Sevens – #WDYP4!
PRIOR TO EACH/EVERY TRAINING SESSION PARTICIPANTS (PLAYERS AND VOLUNTEERS) SHOULD COMPLETE A COVID-19 DECLARATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS ‘QR’ CODE: