On Friday 5 March we received good news from the RFU that we are able to continue with the planned resumption of community rugby from Monday, 29th March. This will be providing there is a continuation in the reduction of Covid-19 infections, and the progress of the nationwide vaccination programme. 

The return to community rugby will follow a six stage process for both age grade and adult rugby, and includes; Ready4Rugby, 02Touch and Tag leading to full contact training and matches. However, the roadmap is subject to all aspects of government criteria being successfully met. A copy of the roadmap is available here:

https://www.englandrugby.com/dxdam/e7/e74055c0-8314-4250-91cb-034c0c6b423b/RUGBY%20ROAD%20MAP%202021%20MARCH%20-STAGE%204.pdf

Further details are included within the video from Steve Grainger – RFU Rugby Development Director via this link:

https://jwp.io/s/2sgnJnTH

As previously advised, we plan to operate Dry Leas as a Summer Rugby Destination with activities for Age Grade and Adult Rugby to include; Ready4Rugby, Touch, Tag and friendly matches. Further details will be released shortly.

In the meantime training will commence from Monday, 29th March, with the first Sunday activities taking place on Easter Sunday. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make sure we offer as secure an environment as possible in the circumstances, so a huge thank you must go to everyone who has helped make this possible.