Following government advice on Monday, the RFU has suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.
The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.
Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.
The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.
Ash RFC’s main priority must be to protect public health and prevent further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and, as a result we have suspended all matches, training and events until further notice. The events that have been postponed are the Barn Dance and the Seniors & Juniors End of Season Dinner. Please keep looking at the website for updates. As a Club we are committed to the safety of our players, volunteers and supporters. We will continue to monitor the situation with the Government, Public Health England, NHS, and RFU and respond accordingly.
You will undoubtedly have concerns for yourselves, friends and families at this uncertain time, and we ask you all to put your health and that of others first, following the advice provided by NHS and Public Health England and continue to be vigilant to the ever-changing situation.
Please keep up-to-date on UK Government, Public Health England and NHS communications and follow the advice and guidelines closely.
For the latest updates about COVID-19 from the government website https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-update
Thank you and one final note from the Club, take care and look after yourself, your family and your friends.
Paul Ralph, Chairman of Ash RFC