28 February 2021

As of 6am this morning the Auckland region is back at Alert Level 3 for the next seven days meaning all rugby league activity (training and playing) in the region is suspended.

The remainder of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 where gatherings are restricted to groups of 100 and physical distancing of two metres for those not on the field is observed.

As result, the NZRL National 20s game between Northland and the South Island scheduled for 2pm at Nga Puna Wai today will have no crowds.

NZRL will provide an update regarding the remainder of the National 20s schedule in the next 24 hours.

Any person feeling unwell should stay home and if they present with cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms should contact their doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 to see if they need a test.

Click here for full Ministry of Health guidelines and advice. 

Level 2 requirements (Not including Auckland)

  • Regularly disinfect all surfaces that you can touch, particularly the rugby league ball
  • All participants must regularly wash and dry hands with soap/detergent and or hand sanitiser eg before and after training or games, after using the toilet and after coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid using changing rooms. Come to the ground ready to train or play and return home immediately after trainings or games.
  • Clubs and teams must provide adequate hand sanitiser and hand washing amenities with soap or detergent at the facility and ensure signage is visible encouraging good hygiene
  • Cough into elbow, avoid touching face
  • Stay home if you feel unwell, are awaiting a COVID-19 test or have visited a location of interest relating to a recent COVID-19 case
  • Don’t share water bottles and do not use team water bottles
  • Avoid spitting and coughing
  • Ensure any facility has extensive signage, NZ Covid tracer scan codes and information