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Try Tag Rugby unaffected by latest government guidance

by | Sep 9, 2020 | Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire, Leagues, London, Manchester, National, News, Thames Valley, Wigan, Yorkshire

Summary of new rules from Sky News

As a COVID-Secure sport, Try Tag Rugby will be largely unaffected by the latest government guidance prohibiting groups of six or more socialising.

Following a press conference earlier today, the government announced that groups of six or more cannot socialise inside or outside, except for a limited list of exemptions, with organised team sport being one of the exemptions.

The Rugby Football League (RFL), our governing body have also re-confirmed Try Tag Rugby remains unaffected and continue their support of our COVID-safe return to play.

Try Tag Rugby is continuing to follow strict protocols to keep players, referees and staff as safe as possible, and these will continue. They include, but are not limited to; sanitising all contact equipment before, at half-time and after matches, ensuring data is kept for track & trace purposes, strict rules around entry to venues and pitches and adhering to social distancing guidance before, during and after matches.

As a COVID-Secure sport, Try Tag Rugby will continue to operate as it has done since the restart. However we’d like to stress the following points which players need to consider when playing in Try Tag Rugby Leagues from Monday 14th September onward:

As per the government guidance:

  • Players should not socialise in groups of six or more, before or after the league
  • Players should continue to follow social distancing guidance where possible
  • All players should arrive ready to play no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their kickoff and all players must leave the venue as soon as possible once their fixture is complete
  • Whilst not participating on the pitch during their fixture, all players must maintain 2m of distance between any other person at the venue
  • Reminder: No handshakes, no close team huddles

Further information on Try Tag Rugby’s player guidance can be viewed here.