UPDATE: Return to Rugby Roadmap

The IRFU have reviewed the Government of Ireland Phase 3 guidelines for the return of sporting activity from 29th June and have updated the Return to Rugby Roadmap for clubs.

All clubs must complete the COVID-19 Safety Planning Stage before moving to the resumption of training at any level.

Key Points:

·         Clubs in ROI that have completed the COVID19 Safety Planning Stage can advance to Non-Contact Rugby Stage from the 1st July, 2020

·         As per above conditions, Clubs can advance to Contact Rugby Stage from 20th July 2020

·         IRFU will provide further detail on Non-Contact and Contact stages of Return to Rugby by 26th June, 2020

·         Update pending on Non-Contact training element of Step 2 of the NI Coronavirus Regulations

·         Paperless Pre-Return to Rugby Personal Assessment Declaration Form available from 13th July 2020

·         Club competitions are set to commence in September 2020

·         Player welfare a key focus of the Return to Rugby Roadmap

·         IRFU to issue supplementary PPE kits to clubs w/c 29th June 2020


The full statement goes into specific detail about What Clubs can do in the Non-Contact Stage (From Wednesday 1st July, 2020). Please read the full statement here

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