Return to play: COVID-19


NSW Rugby have released guidelines for the safe return of rugby training in small groups of up to 10 people.

On Friday 15 May the NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 2) 2020 came into effect which allows for gatherings of up to 10 people.  As such rugby training can recommence with a number of restrictions in place which must be followed.

An infographic has been created which provides a summary of the restrictions that must be adhered to.  Please ensure that coaches, managers, players, parents and volunteers are familiar with these.  Additional information has been developed in conjunction with Rugby Australia regarding Return to Play Protocols for Coaches and Managers incorporating the Australian Institute of Sport Framework and Clubs & Facilities. You are encouraged to click through to these documents, review them and print and display appropriately at grounds.


Further information and resources in relation to COVID-19 are available via Rugby Australia

Access here


A reminder that if you have a case of COVID-19 at your club please follow these guidelines.

Access here


We are aware that some Local Councils are not yet permitting sports training/hiring of their facilities.  If you think NSWRU can assist please contact your Competition Administrator (93233300).   NSW Rugby will ensure that any changes that impact our sport are appropriately communicated to all stakeholders and we will provide an update as further restrictions are eased.

The most important thing is that all rugby players in NSW stay healthy.  Please follow the guidelines so that we can play our part in moving NSW towards the further easing of restrictions in the weeks to come.  If you haven’t already please download the COVIDSafe App.  Thank you for your patience and we look forward to your support as we work through the return to play process.


Your training set-up will look like this

Print out these guidelines