BACK TO RUGBY AT MAIDENHEAD – INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS, COACHES, STAFF & PARENTS
WE ARE CURRENTLY AT STAGE D2 OF THE RFU RUGBY ROADMAP – CLICK HERE FOR REFERENCE. In summary: CONTACT TRAINING (STILL EXCLUDING SCRUM & MAUL), ADULT & AGE
GRADE MATCHES, WITH ADAPTED LAWS (NO SCRUM & MAUL)
Unfortunately, under current government covid rules, we are not allowed spectators to attend festivals/games at the club. We would love you all to attend but under present restrictions this is not allowed. These festivals/games have been organised primarily to give the players some competitive rugby. As soon as we are allowed spectators we will let you know and I can assure you we will be arranging suitably structured celebrations.
The rules surrounding spectators are detailed below but do allow supervising parents of under 18s to attend.
Government Guidance on Spectators at sport events:
• Government guidance does not permit spectators at sporting events that take place on private land, this includes private rugby club sites.
• This does not apply to carers for disabled people or adults needed to supervise under-18s that they have a responsibility for in a safeguarding role whilst they are participating in an organised sporting activity.
• Where it is necessary for them to be present, supervising adults should not mix with others from outside their household or support bubble.
• Spectators should not be actively encouraged to go with the prime purpose of watching that match.
• Sporting events that are intended to attract spectators (including ticketed events), or events that are likely to attract a significant number of spectators (such as club matches and functions) should not take place in a public space, or on private land, until Step 3 on the Government roadmap.
Our overall considerations must be:
To keep you all safe while creating an enjoyable environment to play the game we all love.
Respect the rules and each other.
Training Format Summary (please read full Restarting Rugby document, link below)
- Coaches, players and parents not on the pitch should maintain social distancing
- Sessions should have regular breaks at a maximum of 15 minutes to ensure the ball and equipment can be cleaned and sanitised.
To attend any training session, game or festival, you must follow these three steps:
- General – please read all accompanying information on the RFU’s RESTARTING COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS RUGBY (link below).
- Preseason registration – On behalf of ALL members of your family (ie one form per family), you must sign and return to your AGE GROUP MANAGER the Youth Rules of Engagement doc (DOWNLOAD HERE) If you cannot sign it, simply return by email with ‘rules form approved’ in the subject line. This document only needs returning once, prior to your family’s attendance at their first session training.
- Registering for training sessions – THIS MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO EACH AND EVERY TRAINING SESSION YOU ARE ATTENDING.
- You must complete a ‘Covid 19 symptoms check form’ no later than 5.00pm the day before the training session.
- The Covid symptoms tracker is an easy to complete digital app. The link to your age group’s app will be sent to you by your age group manager.
- PLEASE ENSURE THAT SESSION DATE IS CORRECTLY STATED ON EACH SUBMISSION.
You must not attend a session unless:
- You have completed a Youth Rules of Engagement form and returned to your AGM.
- You have completed a ‘Covid 19 symptoms check form via the app the day before the session and received a confirmation email giving permission to attend training.
Youth Rules of Engagement Form (DOWNLOAD HERE) – Return to your Age Group Manager
Covid 19 Symptoms Checker – the link will be sent to you by your Age Group Manager – you must register ALL attendees (including parents) prior to each session. Covid symptoms forms will not be accepted on the day of training, nor will hard copies be accepted. If you arrive at training without having submitted your covid symptoms form, then unfortunately you are not allowed to participate in the session.
Covid forms must be completed by all attendees – including parents/guardians.
First Aid – RTR FIRST AID DOCUMENT
RFU FREE Webinar – explaining the facts behind their return to rugby structure –ACCESS WEBINAR HERE
Training on 3G pitch
- There are specific entry and exit gates utilised into and out of the cage:
- Entry gate will be via the small gate by the physio room
- Exit will be via the main gate from the changing rooms
- Only age groups training on the 3G should enter the pitch area.
- No flat soled shoes will be allowed on the AGP
- Please wash your hands USING YOUR OWN HAND SANITISER THAT YOU MUST BRING TO THE SESSION WITH YOU
- No water bottles will be provided at the sessions, you must bring your own water.
- The clubhouse is currently closed
- The horse box will be serving refreshments but you must be seated in the stand, your order will be taken there and delivered to you at your seat