Scottish Rugby update following COVID-19 meeting with Scottish Government

Scottish Rugby update following COVID-19 meeting with Scottish Government

Today’s meeting with Minister for Sport Joe FitzPatrick was positive and Scottish Rugby is very grateful to be invited by the Minister to meet and discuss the current COVID-19 challenges with the Scottish Government.

Scottish Rugby outlined the detailed work being carried out by its Threat Management Group in response to the implications of the COVID-19 crisis and the work currently underway to support its community clubs across the country.

The meeting has started a welcome dialogue between rugby, fellow SGBs and the Scottish Government as we work together to support existing public health initiatives and explore credible ways to restart our activities, once safe to do so.

Scottish Rugby’s Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay said: “Scottish Rugby is very grateful to the Minister for initiating today’s discussions. This is an encouraging first meeting which generated constructive dialogue and a timely chance to collaborate with other sports.

“We would welcome the opportunity to meet again and agreed to share any relevant information and learnings we have with both Scottish Government and other sports to aid progress at this time.

“Scottish Rugby remains committed to supporting the Scottish Government in any practical way through the COVID-19 crisis and looks forward to continuing this important dialogue in the coming weeks and months.”

Dominic McKay on BBC Scotland's The Nine programme

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