Resumption of Activity

The duration and intensity of exercise implemented will differ between countries. Those decisions should be made in accordance with local practice and should be agreed between strength and conditioning, medical, coaching staff as well as players and player representatives at both Union and Club level.

Following a period of more than four weeks of no rugby training, there would be significant injury risk if a re-conditioning period is not observed prior to competition.

It is recommended that each territory establishes a sufficient period of time to re-condition players to minimise injury risk.

Unions, Competitions and Clubs should agree the individual components of a team’s preparation for, and completion of, return to training following a government mandated return to communal group training. Some of this will be undertaken by players on an individual basis where applicable during isolation.