RETURN TO RUGBY
PLAYER GUIDANCE – ADULT RUGBY
The following player guidance is for adult players during Stage 3 – Rugby Restart (as of September 1st, 2020).
Players are permitted to train as long as the following criteria are met (in line with BC Health Authority guidelines):
The club has appointed a Covid-19 Safety Coordinator, undertaken the necessary risk assessments, deemed their pitches safe to reopen and have received sanctioning approval from BC Rugby.
• The club has a check in/out process to record attendances and has a schedule in place to allocate time slots to players.
• Players have showed no signs of Covid-19 symptoms (however mild) in the last 7 days.
Players who are showing signs of Covid-19 should not attend training. They should self-isolate and immediately contact https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en or call 811 if their symptoms are more serious. Any person who has to self-isolate is prohibited from attending any in-person rugby activity or facility for 10 days or until they are tested for COVID-19 and have provided notice of their negative result. BEFORE TRAINING
Complete the required self- assessment and confirm that you will be attending the scheduled practice through the Sportlomo registration app.
Pack a personal water bottle, hand sanitizer and personal sealable bag before leaving for practice.
Arrive changed and ready to practice, the club’s changing facilities are closed.
ARRIVAL AT TRAINING
Arrive at practice no more than 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Maintain social distancing – no hand shakes, high fives, fist bumps or hugs.
Only train within the allocated area of the field.
Do not share equipment with any other groups at the practice.
Avoid spitting, nose clearing or touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Follow the cough and sneeze etiquette.
Only use your own water bottle or towel, do not share their use with other players.
There is no access to the field changing rooms.
All equipment used must be sanitized.
Players should wash their hands following the recommended practices.
Players should leave the field immediately after practice. Change and shower at home.
If any individual who has attended any in-person rugby activities within the last 14 days is experiencing persistent or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, they must immediately notify their Brit Lions Rugby Club COVID Safety Coordinator – [Andrew Walker] or BC Rugby’s COVID-19 Manager- Brynna Walker.
Brit Lions Rugby Club – World Rugby COVID-19 Return to Rugby certified members
Return to play awareness for Administrators
Allen Pruden – President & COVID -19 co-ordinator
Andrew Walker – Director, Registration & Covid-19 co-ordinator Taryn Maitch – Director
Joe Collier-Pandya – Director
Jon Taylor – Director
Ameteshwar Brar – Club Secretary
Malcolm Lenahan – Club Treasurer
Harry Parkin – Club Gear & Equipment VP
Walter Johnstone – Trainer
Return to play awareness for Coaches and Players Andrew Walker – Coach (Men)
Ged Griffiths – Coach (Women)
Allen Pruden - Trainer
“The New Normal” - using the John Oliver Park facilities
Any failure to enforce or follow the following requirements could result in all rugby activities being stopped.
Please respect the club members who are responsible for implementing all the new policies and procedures – they are following the requirements put in place by Via Sport, BC Rugby and Rugby Canada to allow club rugby to happen again. If you have any issues with the new requirements please contact any member of the club executive for clarification.
All club members are encouraged to complete the World Rugby on-line COVID-19 safety course at https://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/covid-19-courses
1. If you are not registered on-line through Sportlomo you are not permitted to practice – there can be no exceptions.
2. If you have not completed the on-line health assessment before coming to the field you will not be permitted to practice – there can be no exceptions.
3. The club change rooms are closed – always arrive changed and ready to practice.
4. Please use the Delta Parks washrooms – they have the required hand washing facilities.
5. Please follow the new parking and field safety instructions.
6. Any club member that is identified as being an “at-risk” person due to their age (>65) or due to an existing medical condition must assess the risk and take recognised precautions if attending any club practices.
7. The club will no longer provide water bottles – all members must bring their own liquid containers. It is recommended that personal liquid containers are kept in a resealable bag. Liquid containers must not be shared between members. 8. 2-meter physical distancing should still be followed at all practical times. Please do not spit or clear your nose on the rugby field while practices are in progress.
9. The club is responsible for cleaning and disinfecting all the common facility touch-points and rugby equipment – members are encouraged to provide the own, personal hand sanitizing and/or disinfecting wipes.
10. All members should take all personal clothing, liquid containers and used napkins/towels home after every practice – all items left after practices will be disposed of immediately.
11. Practices will be restricted to the current Health Authority mandated allowable group sizes – there can be no exceptions to this.
12. Club training equipment cannot be removed from the field for personal use – there can be no exceptions to this.