Bytown Blues Update July 5th 2020 – COVID-19

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Update from RC and RO

Rugby Canada has liftedĀ the sanction for rugby at the national level, leavingĀ each provincial union to set upĀ their return to play guidelines. We have receivedĀ a preliminary update from Rugby Ontario indicating the process forward; which is still being finalized, hopefully in the next week (pleaseĀ see info HERE).

World Rugby has provided 2 online courses for club administrators, coaches and assistants which are required before we can run any programs. There is no cost to these courses, and they are online (20-30 minutes to finish the test). These course ARE required for all coaches and managers at the club (while COVID-19 restrictions are in place)

There are two courses: administrator roles (board members, team managers and COVID-19 volunteers) and coach/assistants course. They can be found at the following link:

Once you have taken the course, please save the certificate as a pdf, so it can be used in verification by the club and RO.

Also, each club will be required to have a volunteer take on the role asĀ “Club COVID-19 Safety Coordinator”Ā (job description).If you are interested in helping for this role, please reach out to the club (

We need to have this role filled before we can start any program. Our goal is to have individual volunteersĀ at each age gradeĀ group (currently max of 10 players) to handle the session COVID-19 duties, and the Safety Coordinator to help monitor at club level and organise.

Update on contact rugby: from RO document…
While physical distancing measures remain in force, all forms of contact rugby will remain prohibited.
This will be fully outlined in the final RTP documentation and timelines will be driven by our Provincial authorities.

More updates as they are provided by Rugby Ontario.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to or

Stay Safe and stay masked out there, you can find current full matches for Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020 and Super Rugby AU online to scratch your rugby itch.


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