New Zealand Rugby (NZR) would like to provide further clarification regarding the postponement of all club and community rugby until 18 April, effective immediately.
The postponement includes:
The postponement does NOT include:
We love rugby as much as you do so please be assured this decision wasn’t taken lightly.
Playing rugby and contact training involves close proximity which brings a high-risk level of spreading viruses.
Postponing Rugby is also about protecting our rugby spectators. We can’t limit the number of people who turn up to support their team and have no record of their attendance should we need to contact them regarding potential Covid-19 exposure.
We emphasise there are no restrictions to holding meetings or workshops as long as the Ministry of Health’s guidelines are followed www.health.govt.nz.
However, there is also no compulsion to run these activities. If you don’t feel comfortable running or attending them then please do not do so.
The situation is ever changing. Please continue to check in with the New Zealand Rugby website www.newzealand.rugby and New Zealand Rugby Official social media channels for updates, as well as with the communications channels of your Provincial Union and Club.
Decisions about attendance at any activity should be made with regard for the best interests of yourself, your whanau and your community.