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All Touch training and playing on hiatus during second lockdown

Following today’s parliamentary vote confirming the four-week national lockdown in England, England Touch can now confirm that all training and playing must be put on hiatus until further notice.

Grassroots sport has been prohibited during this period, and both outdoor and indoor leisure facilities – such as pitches available for hire – must close.

England Touch urges clubs to respect the terms of this lockdown and to not facilitate any training, whether organised or ad hoc.

Clubs and individuals need to note that outdoor activity is restricted to either:

  • Your own household or support/childcare bubble
  • No more than two individuals from different households

We are therefore at STAGE 1 of our Return to Play protocols. CLICK HERE to see more information.

England Touch is planning online activities to keep people engaged, such as CPD sessions for clubs, and conditioning and skills activities designed for small household groups. These will be distributed via the Association’s website and social media channels.

England Touch will continue to liaise with Sport England, the DCMS, RFL and RFU throughout the next few weeks and will advise of any changes should they arise.

Everyone at England Touch continues to wish everyone in the Touch family the very best of health and wellbeing during these uncertain times.

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