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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, 25 August 2020: Currently the Auckland region is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2.5 and the rest of New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2.
Read our statement for 12 August 2020 on COVID-19 and Community Rugby participation here
Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2.5 rugby training and workshops can commence in bubbles of 10. No rugby matches can commence until mass gatherings of 100 are permitted.
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 3: Wellsford Rugby Football Club and Tomarata Rugby Club.
**Only Counties Manukau Rugby Union clubs based in the Auckland region are at Alert Level 3.
Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, all rugby activity throughout the rest of New Zealand can continue if Ministry of Health and NZ Rugby COVID-19 guidelines (see below) are followed, including restrictions on mass gathering, contact tracing and hygiene protocols.
NZR has comprehensive Alert Level 2.5 guidelines in place for the Auckland region and these are available here.
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.