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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the sport we all love. Here you will find all the information players, referees, coaches, clubs, schools and Provincial Unions need to know on the return to rugby and what we're doing to keep everyone safe.
COVID-19 Update, 24 September 2020: Currently the Auckland region is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.
Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, rugby activity in Auckland can take place if Ministry of Health and NZ Rugby COVID-19 guidelines (see below) are followed, including restrictions on mass gathering, contact tracing and hygiene protocols.
This applies to all North Harbour Rugby Union, Auckland Rugby Union, Counties Manukau Rugby Union** clubs, festivals, tournaments, and schools.
*The following Northland Rugby Union clubs are in the Auckland region and are at Alert Level 2: Wellsford Rugby Football Club and Tomarata Rugby Club.
**Only Counties Manukau Rugby Union clubs based in the Auckland region are at Alert Level 2.
Under COVID-19 Alert Level 1, all rugby activity can proceed as per normal but you should continue to focus on good hygiene measures and display a QR code where needed. If you are organising an event, tournament or match, you should keep in mind that alert levels could change at any time, and you may have to modify the format, postpone or cancel depending on the situation.
NZR has comprehensive Alert Level 2 guidelines in place for all levels of rugby below Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa and these are available below:
Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, all clubs and schools are required to have health and safety plans in place.
New Zealand Rugby has developed a range of COVID-19 resources for clubs and schools to help keep your communities healthy and safe.