All community rugby league activity will be suspended from November 5 until at least December 2 following new national Covid-19 restrictions.
If the lockdown is lifted on December 2, existing social rugby league activities that have been formally notified to the RFL will then be reviewed to allow planning for a safe and Covid-19 secure resumption.
An RFL statement read: “Assuming we also then revert back to the government’s tiered alert levels (1, 2 or 3 depending on geography), the RFL’s Action Plan states that no Stage 4 training or match activity should take place during December.
“Our aim is to ensure that Community Rugby League activity recommences in January 2021, with the return of formal competitions scheduled for April as we build up to the Rugby League World Cup.
“To help clubs keep all players, and especially younger ones, active and connected to their clubs, ‘Virtual Club’ activities will again be freely available online. These include physical activity sessions and mental well-being resources.”
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