Premiership Rugby has welcomed today’s confirmation from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that elite sports in England can return to training.
The publication of guidelines by DCMS allows Premiership Rugby to further develop its plans – with the Government and other sports bodies – for a return to individual or small group training that strictly adheres to UK Government and Public Health England guidance. This will allow clubs to take the first steps towards the return of Gallagher Premiership Rugby.
Darren Childs, Chief Executive at Premiership Rugby said: “With the support of all stakeholders, our job is now to find a safe way for one of our greatest national sports to thrive.
“Our priority is the health and safety of supporters, players, management, staff and the wider community, so our season will resume only when it is safe to do so. I’d like to thank the RFU, RPA and Professional Game Board, for their high levels of collaboration throughout the crisis.”
During lockdown, Premiership Rugby clubs – including Warriors – and supporters have made an inspiring response to the crisis, supporting their communities. The car park at Sixways is being used as a drive-through Coronavirus testing centre and Warriors have also donated food and drink to key workers in the area.
Premiership Rugby will continue to participate with a Government co-ordinated group of sporting bodies working through the challenges facing the industry, with the support of DCMS, RFU and RPA, as well as BT Sport and commercial partners.
Premiership Rugby will also continue to give full support to the lockdown measures and has urged everyone to follow Government advice.
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