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Coronavirus

This page provides the latest advice, guidance and information around England Touch and COVID-19 for all participants in the game. It will be updated as and when changes occur.

UK Government Plan B update (updated 10/12/21)

This week's UK Government announcement about the proposed move to 'Plan B' will have no direct implications for Touch Rugby clubs as they hold training sessions and fixtures over the coming weeks.

As a result England Touch will continue at Stage 6: National in our Return to Play protocols. However the key thing to remember with this new variant is in how much more transmissible it is, not the severity of the symptoms. So please ensure that you do the following:

  • Recommend that you keep a record of who attends training and playing
  • When car sharing, make sure there is plenty of ventilation, with face coverings recommended
  • Maintaining social distancing (2m for people who are not in your household, 1m with a face covering)
  • If you are showing symptoms then do not train or play, and get a lateral flow test

Further information

For the latest UK government guidance on what you can and cannot do head to www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

For further information, please initially contact your Club or League Covid-19 Officer.

CLICK HERE to remind yourselves of all the England Touch Return to Play stages.

Any specific questions can be emailed to returntoplay@englandtouch.org.uk or your club representative can ask it via the Return to Play WhatsApp group.

There is more general advice about sport and exercise on the Sport England website.

There are six stages in our Return to Play plans - 1. Prepare, 2. Train, 3. Play, 4. Local, 5. Regional, 6. National.

Downloadable documents

England Touch Return to Play Action Plan – August 2020

England Touch Return to Play: COVID-19 Self-declaration form

England Touch Return to Play: Before activity

England Touch Return to Play: During activity

England Touch Return to Play: After activity

England Touch Return to Play: COVID-19 Code of Conduct

England Touch Return to Play: Template risk assessment for clubs and leagues

England Touch Return to Play: Template risk assessment for coaches

England Touch Return to Play: Useful resources

England Touch Return to Play: Track and trace QR code example

England Touch Return to Play: COVID-19 Incident form

Coronavirus symptoms reminder

If you are showing any coronavirus symptoms whatsoever then do not train, and if you develop symptoms after a session you must inform whoever ran your session so they can inform others for self-isolating purposes.

These include:

  • Persistent dry cough
  • Persistent high temperature
  • Persistent loss of taste and/or smell

CLICK HERE for the government’s latest guidance regarding a phased return to outdoor activity.

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