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 - Wednesday 11 August

In line with Scottish Government announcement on Tuesday 3 August, Scottish Rugby has updated the Return to Rugby guidance for clubs and schools.

From Monday 9 August, all local authority areas have move into ‘Beyond Level 0’ restrictions. For full details on ‘Beyond Level 0’ restrictions please visit

In addition to Scottish Government guidelines the following Return to Rugby changes came into play as of Monday 9 August:

  • Changing rooms

    Changing rooms can now be used. Scottish Rugby have set out a list of recommendations for their use to ensure a bespoke, practical approach for clubs utilising changing facilities as we move towards season 2021/22.

  • Spectators

    Maximum 5,000 spectators outdoors. Clubs should liaise with their local authority if more spectator capacity is required.

  • Bubble sizes

    Limits on bubbles sizes have now been removed.

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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