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 scottishrugby.org website will reflect updates and the latest guidelines when information released.
Return to Rugby Update (Clubs and Schools) – Thursday 5 November
To align with recently updated Scottish Government policy, as of Thursday 5 November adults in Level 3 areas are now only permitted to undertake physically distanced individual training. This is a change to the guidance originally issued on Monday 2 November.
Further details of these changes and updated travel guidance can be found here.
If you are unsure about which level of the Scottish Government’s strategic framework your local authority is in, please use the Scottish Government postcode tracker, here.
Full details of the Scottish Government Strategic Framework and Approach can be found here.
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Return to Rugby Level Framework and Guidance
Covid-19 Safety Coordinator
Return to Rugby Update (Clubs and Schools) – Monday 2 November
To best tackle the virus, and protect people, the Scottish Government has moved to a strategic approach to outbreak management based on five graduated levels of protection. While retaining some flexibility, the new Scottish Government approach will provide a more transparent and easily understood framework for managing outbreaks and allow rapid but proportionate responses to be taken – locally or nationally – using a range of measures and options.
The five protection levels consist of four levels above the Scottish Government Route Map Phase 3 baseline (or ‘Level 0’). They are designed to achieve progressively stronger effects in suppressing the virus. It is possible to move up and down within the new strategic framework. Full details of the Scottish Government Strategic Approach can be found here. The Scottish Government, local authorities and NHS Health boards will keep the measures under regular review.
In line with this new approach, Scottish Rugby has today unveiled a new Return to Rugby Levels Framework which provides detail on what is and is not permitted at each level. The new guidance comes into play as of 6am on Monday 2 November with full details available here. The new Return to Rugby Levels Framework replaces the Return to Rugby Roadmap document.
Clubs and schools may need to limit their activities (on and off field) in line with each level and all are advised to consult with the local authority in which their facilities are located should they be in any doubt.
To find out what COVID Protection Level your local authority is in, please click here.
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.