New Zealand Rugby COVID-19 Level 2 Changing Room Guide
New Zealand Rugby has developed the Return to Rugby Requirements which prioritizes the safety of participants and supporters and provides rugby clubs with guidance on what they need to do to be ready for kick off.
At Alert Level 2 all venues and sporting facilities, including club-rooms and gyms, are able to open. As part of the Return to Rugby requirements and to meet Government COVID-19 guidelines, all rugby club will need to develop a health and safety plan in four key priority areas: training’s, changing rooms, club rooms and match days.
This guide helps Rugby Clubs develop a Changing Room health and safety plan for its participants. Your local Provincial Union can provide you with support and will need to approve the plan before clubs can return to safe use of changing rooms.
This guide is to be read in conjunction with Guidelines from the Ministry of Health, Sport NZ, and any other authority under which your club or school operates. It represents the minimum level of required planning before changing rooms can be utilised by clubs and schools for training and match day operations.