RFU Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

  • April 4, 2020

4 April: The RFU issued its 4th Coronavirus (Covid-19) update.


2 April: The RFU has now confirmed the league positions for the professional and community game.


31 March: The RFU issued its 3rd Coronavirus (Covid-19) update.


20 March: In a message today to the rugby union community in England, Bill Sweeney, CEO RFU, announced the end of the 2019/20 season in England. He also explains in the message the  three areas of focus for the RFU right now; namely, Welfare, Implications and Reboot.


18 March: the RFU issued  a Community Game Update  covering updates on the Coronavirus outbreak and other matters.


The RFU also issued this update on England Rugby Training Courses:

In light of the updated advice from Public Health England and the decision to suspend all rugby activity the following advice is released.

To people who have booked onto and paid for courses due to commence between 17th March and 30th April:

  •           All England Rugby training courses scheduled to start between 17th March and 30th April will be cancelled and the participants already booked will be refunded. We are experiencing significant workload currently, but refunds will be processed ASAP.

To people booked onto and paid for courses due to commence between 1st May and 30th June:

  •           A decision on courses due to start in May/June will be made based on guidance from Public Health England by the end of March.

To people who have completed Level 3 pre-requisite courses and have indicated their intention to apply for Level 3:

  •           Applications for the 2020/21 Level 3 Coaching Award will be postponed. We will follow the guidance from Public Health England before making a decision on when to open applications.

To people booked onto eLearning Courses between 17th March and 30th June:

  •           Please proceed to eLearning on joining instructions.