This section has been created to keep everyone informed on all of the latest on the Coronavirus pandemic, and how that relates to our sport of Rugby League.
Here, you will find all of the latest news and updates, as well as how the sport and players of Rugby League are coping with the situation, plus all of the resources you need to keep yourself and your families mentally and physically active during this difficult period.
Explore the page below for more information.
Community Rugby League Updates
The Return to Recreational Team Sports Framework, approved by Government, and a requirement for each NGB to submit an Action Plan and Guidance which was approved by Government on 7th August 2020 and has provided a clear roadmap for a full return of the community game.
That roadmap consists of two key stages. The stages are designed to allow us to gradually increase the level of activity and incremental risk in a controlled manner which will enable us to analyse and assess the adverse impact if any.
The RFL today publishes its Rugby League Return to Play Plan for the Community Game, building on the latest advice from Government (DCMS) and Sport England.
The RFL has identified four stages, aligned to the Government’s progress against the five-stage Covid Alert Levels – illustrated on the Guidelines PDF here, which have been distributed across the Community Game today.
The Government has announced today that the UK has moved from Alert Level 4 to 3. The RFL remains at Stage 2 – “Includes virtual activity and small group fitness and skills sessions with non-contact with social distancing measures in place”.
Since the issuing of the new Government guidelines and the RFL’s announcement that small group activity can take place from the 8th June, the RFL have created guidance to assist Clubs when deciding whether to undertake small group activity.
Detailed information on this can be found via the button below.
Professional Rugby League Update
As of 17th June, all professionals within the game have been issued the advice summarised in the infographic across.
As part of Sport England's wider campaign to keep everyone active during this time, we have created a number of different initiatives to ensure everyone can keep mentally and physically healthy with Rugby League.
#SkillToPlay - an initiative for youngsters and their families to hone their Rugby League skills and try to emulate their heroes.
#FitToPlay - an initiative for older children, secondary school pupils as well as higher education students, to keep improving their game over this downtime.
#ActiveAtHome - developed in partnership with Community Integrated Care and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, this scheme is designed for anyone to be able to enjoy, and keep active, regardless of their mobility or fitness.
Be sure to keep an eye on all of the RFL social channels for the latest resources and challenges, or check out the Sport England website for more activities for you and your family.
Rugby League is coming together like never before to preserve and enhance the mental and physical fitness of players, coaches, fans, match officials and administrators alike during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The sport is proud to announce the launch of Rugby League United, a campaign led by the independent charity, Rugby League Cares in association with the RFL, Super League (Europe) and RLWC2021.
Rugby League United is a response to requests from Government, the NHS and Sport England for sport to take the lead in keeping people mentally as well as physically fit during these challenging times.
Sessions will be delivered through the easily accessible Zoom platform: links will be shared across the sport’s social media channels.
Rugby League United will also feature short videos filmed by current and former players which focus on how they are looking after their own mental fitness, alongside hints and tips on how you can look after loved ones, family members, close friends, and work colleagues.