Return to Rugby | Guidelines for Clubs and Schools

Return to Rugby | Guidelines for Clubs and Schools

Scottish Rugby will continue to provide Return to Rugby updates and guidelines for clubs and schools in Scotland. This area of the website will reflect updates and the latest guidelines when information released.

Return to Rugby Update - Friday 14 May

In line with the Scottish Government announcement on 11 May, Scottish Rugby has announced updated Return to Rugby guidance for clubs and schools in Level 1, 2 and 3 areas.

As of Monday 17 May, for areas in Levels 1 and 2:

Mini (P7 & below)Full contact training and external friendly fixtures (in line with Age Grade Law Variations)
Youth (U13-U18)Full contact training and internal fixtures (in line with Age Grade Law Variations)
Adult (18+)Touch rugby training and external touch rugby fixtures for Adults can resume

In Level 3 areas, clubs and schools should follow the specific Level 3 guidance document available below.

Details on bubbles sizes in Level 1, 2 and 3 areas can be viewed in the specific Levels guidance documents below.

Organised rugby training activities can be undertaken, providing all activity is consistent with current Scottish Government guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene. Clubs and participants should be aware of their local area protection level and associated restrictions which may be in place and should consider this as part of risk assessment planning.

Gyms, youth and indoor contact activities and hospitality can also resume with specific details outlined below.

Further information on protection levels that apply in each local authority area can be found, HERE. A local postcode checker is also available, and can be found HERE.

Scottish Rugby remain committed to providing support and resources to help clubs progress through the projected phases of the timeline safely and in line with Scottish Government Guidelines.

Scottish Rugby's latest Return to Rugby webinar, can be viewed by clicking here.

Downloads and Resources

Webinar Playlist 

Scottish Rugby have hosted online webinars at key stages throughout the Return to Rugby. Webinars are now hosted online and available to watch at any time on YouTube.


E-Learning Course

Scottish Rugby has launched a new Covid-19 E-Learning Course in line with Stage 3 Return to Rugby guidelines. This free course, available online now.

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