|Return to Rugby
|This edition includes:
1. Government update
2. A new chapter for Touch Rugby
3. Sky Sports for RFU affiliated rugby clubs
4. Pitch Up For Rugby – 4-12 September
5. First aid
6. GMS data tidy up – more information
7. News round-up
8. Webinars and on-demand videos
In light of the positive announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday evening, outlining the government’s plan for Covid restrictions to lift from Monday 19 July, we are anticipating this will enable us to re-instate scrums and mauls and to start next season as normal.
However, it is important to note that we are awaiting government’s confirmed position on sport and, in our case, permission to return to full contact rugby. We hope to receive guidance from government over the next week and will share further details as we get them.
Government will continue to monitor data and we should therefore be prepared to adapt should an increase in cases or emergence of a new variant require us to do so.
Over the coming week, we will work with government to interpret what any new guidance means for community sport and community rugby clubs specifically.
As information is confirmed, we will update our Helpdesk FAQs and issue further guidance in next week’s Community Game Update.
GMS Data tidy-up
Over the last few weeks, we have seen an increase in GMS usage due to the data tidy-up, with 25,000 people having logged in since Friday 18 June.
During the process, clubs have raised important questions which we have reviewed. Following conversations with clubs, we have produced a short document that we hope will help clubs and CBs further understand the need for the tidy up. This project is directly related to the “Player Affiliation” mentioned in our CGU on 15 June, with more information to follow.
Responding to feedback received, we have amended the criteria for archiving data. The following will now not be archived in this process:
• Players who have appeared on an electronic match card.
• Individuals with an active club membership.
• Individuals with an active DBS.
We will be running a live session on Tuesday 13 July for Data Officers to help answer any questions you might have. This will be an opportunity for clubs to ask any questions they may have with Programme Coordinator Alex Bowden and Senior Delivery Manager Matt Holding.
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