As you should now know, we are at Phase C of the Return to Rugby Road Map. This means that the only rugby is R4R within clubs.
In order to ensure a simple unambiguous message, the RFRU is reinforcing the message to societies that under Phase C no formal appointments should be made. Any involvement of officials should be informal and within the match official’s own club.
When circumstances allow the move from Phase C to Phase D, further guidance will be given because societies may be asked to appoint officials to inter-club games.Our strong recommendation is that this should done on an entirely optional basis on the part of the officials ensuring strict adherence to the safety guidance that has been agreed with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport at the time.More details of this will be circulated at the time of change of Phase.