Rugby 2020 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

UPDATED: 23rd July 2020

The following provides the current guidelines for our coaches, players and all members for club activity as it stands amid the Covid-19 situation. This is all subject to change and ongoing updates. 

KEY POINTS

  • The club contact for any COVID-19 related questions or suspected cases within the club is Chris Bishell vicepresident@BlueMountainsJuniorRugby.org.au 

  • Games are scheduled to start the weekend of the 25th/26th July. The season will run for all of term 3.

  • Training with contact starts from the 26th of June 2020.

  • Training will be conducted following the guidelines laid out by our competition governing body (SJRU) and the Blue Mountains City Council. These are detailed further below on this page.

  • The clubhouse will remain closed at all times i.e. no toilet will be available. Drinking water is available to fill your own water bottle from the clubhouse tap or netball court end of the ground.

  • All Team Training is on Wednesday nights within the specific zones, at specific times. Additional days can be used by the teams if organised with the club prior.

  • All guidelines must be strictly adhered to. This is serious business and we expect everyone to take it seriously. Do the right thing for your family, community and the club. We all need reminding sometimes so let's all help each other with this one.

  • The guidelines for confirmed or suspected cases within the club are detailed here: https://australia.rugby/news/2020/03/20/information-regarding-coronavirus-for-community-and-club-rugby

  • We encourage all members to download the COVIDSAFE App as it speeds up the process of contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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TRAINING GUIDELINES

The infographic is pretty self-explanatory but there are additional points immediately below that we need everyone to be familiar with. We're all responsible to make this work.

BEFORE TRAINING

  • Any person sick or showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend training and must seek medical advice.

  • All club training equipment must be cleaned down with disinfectant before training commences and a designated hand sanitizing area setup. 

  • All players/coaches attending training must be checked on the attendance register provided by the manager/coach. Coach/Manager to download and print from here: Training Attendance Sheet

  • Players must be registered with the club to be allowed to train. Registering for 'Training Only' is ok.

  • Designated training areas understood for each group. 

 

TRAINING

  • All attendees need to be conscious of the rules throughout the training. 

  • Rugby balls and tackle bags are allowed, but must not be shared between groups i.e. They cannot be used in rotating stations between groups.

  • The training groups of no more than 20 includes coaches and players. Each group must distance itself from the other groups at the very least per the map on this page.

  • Family members are not to mingle close to a group training area and maintain the same expected social distancing of 1.5m apart with no more than 20 per group.

 

AFTER TRAINING

  • No socialising i.e. pack up and leave the ground. 

  • All club training equipment must be cleaned down with disinfectant after training completes.

CLUB CONTACT

The club contact for any COVID-19 related questions or suspected cases within the club is Chris Bishell vicepresident@BlueMountainsJuniorRugby.org.au. The protocols listed in the link below will be followed: 

https://australia.rugby/news/2020/03/20/information-regarding-coronavirus-for-community-and-club-rugby 

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GAME DAY

For suspected cases within the club, the protocols listed in the link below will be followed: 

https://australia.rugby/news/2020/03/20/information-regarding-coronavirus-for-community-and-club-rugby 

Attendance

  • The attendance record must be completed for anyone entering the roped area i.e. Players, coaches, refs, managers etc.

  • Players must arrive, warm-up and then leave. Get in, get out.

Club Rooms

  • Only open for use of the toilet.

  • No canteen or drink sales.

Teams

  • Teams must hand sanitise before the game and after the game.

  • No Shared Half Time Food or Drinks.

  • All players are to bring their own water bottle, snacks/orange slices and towels.

  • Must warm up in the designated areas per the diagram below. 1 team per area.

  • Ground Marshals must ensure spectators are adhering to the required Covid protocols, on top of the usual duties.

Spectators

  • Stay behind the rope per the marked diagram below. 

  • Where possible, all community sports clubs and associations must minimise spectators to parents and carers only. If possible keep additional family members or friends away from the event. This does not include parents/carers that are team or match officials.

  • Spectators must adhere to social distancing requirements i.e 1 person per 4m2 and 1.5 m between each person. 

The Blue Mountains Junior Rugby Club acknowledges the traditional custodians and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We recognise and celebrate their culture, connection to land, water and community.

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