The RFU is waiting for information from government regarding what the latest Tier 4 measures mean for sport and in particular for those due to be participating in rugby training or friendly fixtures tomorrow. 

In the absence of clear guidance, given the latest news is that the new strain of the virus is 70% more transmissible and that you should act like you have the infection, the RFU recommends that if you are in a Tier 4 area, clubs should consider cancelling tomorrow’s training/fixture. Due to the large number of adults required to run training sessions, the most sensible option would be to postpone tomorrow’s activity until government clarity has been received on the new measures.


 Areas going into Tier 4 lockdown are:

·        Kent

·        Buckinghamshire

·        Berkshire

·        Surrey (excluding Waverley)

·        The boroughs of Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Rother and Hastings

·        All 32 London boroughs and the city of London.

·        Bedford

·        Central Bedfordshire

·        Milton Keynes

·        Luton

·        Peterborough

·        Hertfordshire

·        Essex (excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring)

Kind regards

Chris Dodd

RFU Communcations Executive


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