MRFC Quick guide for away activities

 Subject to change in accordance with RFU and government guidelines, currently correct to 17th May 2021

 Travelling to a rugby match

Travelling is permitted for organised sport and physical activity but should be kept to a minimum. Always check that it’s safe to travel before you set out to take part in sport or recreation. 

 Car sharing

Car sharing is not permitted with someone from outside a household or support bubble unless the journey is undertaken for an exempt reason. Sport and physical activity is not an exempt reason, so car sharing is not permitted for sport and physical activity.  Exempt reasons include disabled access to sport.


Government guidance does not permit spectators at sporting events that take place on private land, this includes private rugby club sites.

This does not apply to carers for disabled people or adults needed to supervise under-18s that they have a responsibility for in a safeguarding role whilst they are participating in an organised sporting activity. Where it is necessary for them to be present, supervising adults should not mix with others from outside their household or support bubble.

This does not prevent people from viewing rugby that is taking place in a public space, e.g. a park, in groups of up to 6 people or 2 households. However, spectators should not be actively encouraged to go with the prime purpose of watching that match. 

Gathering limits regarding volunteers and workforce

Anyone acting in a workforce capacity (for example volunteers, match officials, coaches and instructors) are exempt from the rules on gathering, however, they must remain socially distanced from players where possible during play/activity.

Should match officials not be able to remain socially distanced due to their role in the sport, their sport should conduct a risk assessment to see if other mitigations may be necessary.

Arriving at the facility

Arrive changed and ready to play, bring your own hand sanitiser, water bottle and towel and do not share with others.

Each club will have completed a risk assessment tailored to their facility and individual clubs may operate differently. When you arrive, you may be asked to register or scan in for track and trace. You will more than likely have already received information on the protocols for the day and what facilities are available.

Once at the facilities

Please adhere to the individual clubs rules and guidelines at all times, they have been put into place for your safety and the safety of others. Remain in your allocated area unless you are using other facilities provided by the club. Remember to social distance and take regular breaks to hydrate and sanitize your hands. All equipment used should be cleaned regularly.

We at Marlborough Rugby Club have our own guidance of operating standards during Covid -19 and our club members are expected to follow best practice when visiting away clubs.


(just in a covid secure fashion)