Suspension of Rugby announcement


Suspension of Rugby announcement;

As many will already be aware, on Monday 16/03, the Rugby Football Union issued the following statement;

“The Rugby Football Union has confirmed the suspension of all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, following government advice.

Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.

The decision has been taken following government advice, in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.

Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.”

In view of this statement, all rugby activity at the Club and on behalf of the Club, is suspended with immediate effect as we confirm our full support of the decision that has been taken. .

The RFU has said it will continue to “monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks”. We will keep everyone informed of any developments.

Non rugby, essential business activities at the Club, are being reviewed on a daily basis with staff, customers and members. For this week the Clubhouse will be open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In confirming this, the Club acknowledges and supports the guidance given in relation to a number of social distancing measures to reduce the risk of infection from the spread of the coronavirus. In particular, for those who remain well, are under 70 or do not have an underlying health condition, they are advised to limit their social contact where possible. For those who are over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant, they are strongly advised against social contact where possible, including significantly limiting face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible.

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for the country as a whole, and we need to adhere to government advice whilst making sure that the wellbeing of all Club members is absolutely paramount.

Further statements will be made as further guidance is given with regards to all other non-playing activities at the Club. In the meantime, we thank you for your understanding during this period.

Brian Vincent


Worthing RFC