Return to Rugby Stage 3 Guidelines for Clubs and Schools

Return to Rugby Stage 3 Guidelines for Clubs and Schools

Scottish Rugby has released the Return to Rugby Stage 3 guidance for clubs and schools to follow the Scottish Government’s own Phase 3 announcement yesterday (9 July).

The Stage 3 guidance has been developed by the Scottish
Rugby Threat Management Group’s Return to Rugby sub-group and comes into effect
as of Monday 13 July. Detailed information can be found by clicking here..

A webinar is being held at 3pm today, Friday 10 July, (Register: to provide an update to clubs and schools on all aspects of the Stage 3 guidance. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the Scottish Rugby website afterwards.

From Monday 13 July, Children and Young People (up to under 18) will be able to participate in restricted Touch Rugby activities. Adults (18 and over) will be able to participate in small group (max 15 players from max 5 households) training activity using a ball. The difference in permitted activity between children/young people and adults is due to medical evidence young people are believed to be less likely to transmit the virus.

From Wednesday 15 July, Indoor Hospitality can reopen but will be subject to physical distance rules and guidance. Clubs who wish to reopen an indoor catering area must adhere to Scottish Government guidance which can be found at At this stage, all other indoor facilities (except toilets) must remain closed until further notice (inc. gyms and changing rooms).

Clubs are reminded that Covid-19 Safety Coordinators can be nominated at

A safety coordinator Phase 3 update webinar will take place on Tuesday 14 July at 7:00pm – further details at

Helpful information on all aspects of Scottish Rugby’s Return to Rugby guidance can be viewed at


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