SUNDAY RUGBY FOR 6 -16 YEAR OLDS!

Training sessions for our ever expanding mini and junior rugby sections keep going this weekend.

The plan for Sunday 18 October - and the next few Sundays - at Nuns Road is below.

These fun packed mornings will continue to be different from the pre-Covid days as we follow the RFU and government guidelines, however, our innovative approach enables us to continue the opportunities to get rugby dirty for more and more youngsters!

The painstaking and meticulous planning is a thankless task but well worth the effort when you see the smiling faces on a Sunday morning - and that's just the parents!!


PLEASE FOLLOW THESE 10 STEPS TO HELP ENSURE WE HAVE A SAFE AND COMPLIANT RETURN TO SUNDAY TRAINING.

1 Download and complete Covid-19 symptom declaration form and return to your team manager prior to the training session

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2 Return to rugby is completely voluntary , coaches ,players and parents should only return if they feel comfortable to do so it is not a condition of future play or selection

3 Check timings of your session with your age group

PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT CONFIRMED SESSION TIME!

If arriving by vehicle, please consider parking AWAY from the club car park and be aware of social distancing. 

Alternatives, closest to your age group training area, may be notified by your age group coaches.

Familiarise yourself with the one-way system that will be in operation in the club house area.

Coffee and membership renewal help will be available here

5 Please check the roles and responsibilities guidance for coaches, players, parents/carers AND supporters

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF COACHES

  • Be aware of Government guidelines and Covid-19 related safety, hygiene, and social distancing protocols

  • Work with the Club Committee to ensure each session is compliant with the guidance.

  • Ensure all players/parents attending sessions understand the guidelines for the session.

  • Collect completed Covid-19 risk assessment for players at each session

  • Ensure contact details for all players attending are collected.

  • Manage session delivery and movement within the allocated areas to ensure that group sizes are not exceeded, and social distancing is always maintained.

  • Ensure minimal equipment sharing (equipment= balls and cones only)

  • Regular breaks for equipment washing and hand sanitisation.

  • In the event of a positive test the coaching/management team should contact the safeguarding officer and everyone who attended that session to advise them that an individual within the group has reported symptoms. The person with symptoms should be encouraged seek a test promptly and follow the NHS Track and Trace procedure - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/Covid-19

  • Masks must be worn around the clubhouse area see signs.


ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENT/CARERES/SUPPORTERS

  • On arrival at the club please go straight to your age group area.

  • If arriving by vehicle, please be aware of social distancing in the club car park and consider other parking alternatives closest to your age group training area (This may be different from normal you will be notified by your age group coaches)

  • Ensure player covid-19 risk assessment is completed for each session

  • Masks must be worn around the clubhouse area see signs.

  • Be aware of Government guidelines and Covid-19 related safety, hygiene, and social distancing protocols

  • Limit your time at the club to that given to your players session

  • If a player displays symptoms please alert the coaching team -we encourage you  seek a test promptly and follow the NHS Track and Trace procedure - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/Covid-19

  • Coffee and membership help will be available outside the clubhouse however please limit your time in this area.

  • When your session has finished please can you be prompt in leaving the site to allow next group to come in


ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF PLAYERS

  • On arrival at the club please go straight to your age group area where possible.

  • Complete a Covid-19 risk assessment for each session.

  • Adhere to guidance from the club and coaches.

  • Bring individual hand sanitisers and water bottles

  • FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN AROUND THE CLUBHOUSE AREA - SEE SIGNS.

  • Be aware of Government guidelines and Covid-19 related safety, hygiene, and social distancing protocols –

  • Players displaying symptoms post attending a training session should alert their coaching team -we encourage players  seek a test promptly and follow the NHS Track and Trace procedure - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/Covid-19

  • When your session has finished please can you be prompt in leaving the site to allow next group to come in

6 Locate your session area (see map), this may be different from usual ,and access through the most direct route , please consider parking away from the club and avoid parking at the club where possible

7 Players should register with the team coach/manager on arrival at their session area

8 The coaches are ALL volunteers and not child minders/nannies/nurses, and players should ALWAYS have a responsible adult (from their bubble) onsite

9 Players please bring your OWN water bottle AND hand sanitiser for pitch side

10 Once your session has finished, we would encourage a swift change over to minimise numbers on site


Our aim is to return to normal timings as soon as we are confident we can do so compliantly.

Yours, in rugby

Junior Director of Rugby

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