Rugby League's community game clubs and players return to competitive action this weekend - the latest step of the sport's phased 'Return to Play'.
And the Rugby Football League is keen to remind everybody involved that the Coronavirus hasn't yet gone away and that sport isn't out of the woods yet.
All participants and spectators are being urged to follow the RFL's 'set of six' to stay safe and keep Rugby League firmly on the right path.
- Keep your hands clean
- Stay socially-distanced wherever possible
- Follow your club’s rules
- Respect those around you
- Self-isolate if showing Covid symptoms
- And, of course, enjoy the game
RFL Director of Participation and Development, Marc Lovering, explains: "The return to competitive Rugby League is another major landmark for the community game, and a testament to the outstanding commitment of clubs and volunteers during the past 12 months.
"Yet we still have to be on our guard. Covid hasn't gone away and still has the potential to derail our phased return to normality. Following the 'set of six' will give all of us the best possible chance of avoiding further disruption."
'Return to Play' guidelines and resources have been shared with all community clubs, and are available via the Our Learning Zone on the RFL's website.
And the RFL is keen to remind clubs that the only spectators allowed at games taking place on private land are the parents or guardians of children and young people aged under 18 who are taking part. Spectators attending Rugby League activities taking place on public land are expected to adhere to the legal gathering limits.
Marc Lovering continues: "It's crucial that clubs continue to follow their Covid protocols and that all activity is delivered in line with our government-approved action plan. We are almost there, but just two positive cases at a single club could set us right back. Let's not fall at the final hurdle."
More information about community Rugby League and ‘Return to Play’ guidance is available on the RFL website at: rugby-league.com/community_game.