Riviera Rugby Club is committed to monitoring the current situation with COVID-19 virus. Currently, we do not plan to commence our 2020 outdoor season on March 28th. We will provide updates as we receive them from the appropriate bodies. Please await a statement here on our web-site and via e-mail.
Wishing all of our members good health over the coming weeks.
Training this Saturday (13.06.2020) for U12, U14, U16, U18
U12, U14 10:45 – 12:15
U16, U18 12:30
Before going onto the pitch, all players must register at the desk. COVID regulations – we need to have an exact name and telephone number of who is present.
For registration, follow the signposts and the instructions given by the team at reception
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND A FULL WATER BOTTLE. DRINKING FROM THE WATER FOUNTAIN IS NOT YET ALLOWED
If you have to bring a bag or change clothes, a special area is reserved near reception which you must use.
If you have any symptoms you must stay at home. If you develop any symptoms (cough, high temperature etc) after training, call/whatsapp your coach immediately.
Finally – LET’S HAVE FUN
School has started, businesses are opening, life is slowly getting back to normal. The question is when can we restart rugby training?
VERY SOON…SEE BELOW
The good news is that the Fédération Suisse de Rugby has issued its Return to Play protocol which has been approved by the Federal Government.
Please take the time to read the guidelines: http://www.suisserugby.com/fileadmin/content/Medical/Coronavirus/Suisserugby_Protection_Concept_EN_20200508.pdf
Following the protocol, it is decided:
- Training restarts at phase 2 for the U18 and U16 age groups from Tuesday 9th June
- Training restarts at phase 2 for the U12 and U14 age groups from Saturday 13th June
- Training restarts at phase 3 for all the other age groups from Saturday 4th July
Phase 2 still means no contact and small groups (which we believe would be too difficult to ensure, especially with our U6 to U10 age groups).
Phase 3 allows light contact and groups of up to 30 players.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINK.
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY SALES OF PRODUCTS AT TRAINING DURING THE FIRST WEEKS
Your coaches will contact the players or their parents with more information nearer these dates.
SUISSERUGBY CANCELS OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS FOR SPRING 2020
Official competitions are now cancelled for the rest of the spring/summer season of 2020. This applies to all official competitions in all age categories in Swiss Rugby. There will be no Swiss Champions or Cup winners this season and no promotion or relegation at the end of the season.
Switzerland and the canton of Vaud are facing an exceptional health situation. It is now imperative to strengthen measures to contain the spread of the disease as quickly as possible and to protect the most vulnerable. The urgent measures taken by the Council of State today, valid from now until the end of April, are as follows:
- The closure of training facilities and the transition to distance learning
- School reception service from 0700 to 1830 with conditional access
- The maintenance of the day care service for children
- The prohibition of demonstrations by more than 50 people
- The prohibition of places of entertainment.
In order to take part in the effort put in place by the Government to reduce the risks of contagion, particularly trans-generational contagion, there will be no training sessions or matches until further notice.
We will inform you of the resumption of training sessions and matches by email and on our websites and Facebook as soon as the situation improves.
The FSR have released the following statement:
In light of the current developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the “Coronavirus”, the central committee has just confirmed the postponement of the start of the spring season for all Swiss Rugby Competitions in all categories. All matches and tournaments in all categories will be postponed for at least 1 month, after the Easter Holidays, until April 18th. Before that point, we will re-consider if the season can start or if we must continue the postponement. Regarding the missed matches, we are preparing different formulas for the rest of the season, depending on when it will be safe to resume playing.
It is our responsibility, of all of us, to help keep our members safe, and all medical experts agree that avoiding social and physical contact will help slow the spread of the Virus. The decision regarding each club’s own activities (training sessions etc) is up to each club but should be taken with the above facts in mind.