August 24, 2020

Auckland – In light of today’s Covid-19 announcement, rugby league activity (playing, contact and non-contact training) remains postponed in Auckland until Sunday, 6 September, subject to Government review.

Although Auckland’s move to Alert Level 2 this Sunday 30 August 11:59 pm is a positive step, tighter restrictions are in place relative to the rest of New Zealand, including a ten-person gathering limit, prohibiting any rugby league activity until after a Government review on 6 September.

New Zealand – The remainder of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2 with a 100 person gathering limit; therefore rugby league activity is permitted, ONLY if clubs and facilities can abide by strict health requirements below.

These requirements include what ‘must’ be done, such as:

  • A contact tracing register must be kept for all participants and spectators and able to be accessed quickly. NZRL recommend IDMe app or the NZ Tracer app.
  • Physical distancing is required at all times, this is mandatory for those not participating on the field (2 metres).
  • As it stands, Rugby League activity must abide by 100 person gathering / spectator limit (subject to Government updates).
  • Participants should wash and dry their hands before and after playing; equipment should be sanitised and dried before and after playing. No one should be participating (or leaving home) if they show any signs of being sick, displaying symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting a test, or if required to self-isolate.

NZRL will provide further guidance regarding return to rugby league activity for Auckland when possible (subject to Government updates).

The health and wellbeing of our communities remains the priority. Please wear a mandatory face mask if taking public transport and continue to abide by the above health and safety requirements where possible.

Thank you for your ongoing co-operation and understanding during this time.