“Rugby league will be back” but make sure you follow government guidelines in the meantime

James Gordon

Doncaster coach Richard Horne has urged supporters to follow government guidelines surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Horne, 37, is a type one diabetic meaning that he has been encouraged to self isolate to ensure he doesn’t suffer from more severe symptoms if he contracts coronavirus.

He told the club’s official website: “Having been diabetic for several years I believe that I have shown it can be managed while still living a healthy and active lifestyle as well as performing to my best on the rugby field, but during the current pandemic it is important we stay safe.

“The crucial thing for everybody is to listen to the advice given by the government and help the NHS by carrying out the social distancing, if we do that then we will hopefully go some way to flattening the curve and keeping everyone safe.

“We all love rugby league and being a part of it but right now we want to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe.

“Rugby league will be back and we are all looking forward to that, but until then we need to follow the government and NHS advice given to us on how to go about things.”

As per an update from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night, people are being told to stay at home and only leave their home for the following very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
  • one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
  • any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

To ensure you are up to date with all the latest, make sure you check the government website which continues regular updates and advice on the coronavirus situation.