Clubs are advised that due to the current pandemic, the RFU has advised that permission for tours must not be given at the current time and any approval already given be rescinded.
Whether you are an England international or an occasional player for your local side, going on tour is a fantastic way to build team spirit, morale, and identity. It provides a rare and exciting opportunity for players and coaches to get to know each other that little bit better and helps to build teamwork both on and off the pitch. Tours often provide memories and friendships that will last a lifetime; the camaraderie and banter can be second to none. However, there are procedures to follow if you are thinking of taking your team away on tour as well as receiving a touring team.
It is helpful to read the following document if you are travelling with children.
Clubs that are affiliated to the RFU will be insured by the RFU’s Death & Catastrophic injury insurance for playing rugby while on tour, providing RFU approval has been granted and your policy is up to date. Please note that this insurance does not cover temporary injury, loss of earnings, medical and legal expenses or any other type of injury not mentioned in the policy. However, you will need to obtain travel insurance (which will cover you for any repatriation costs should a player become injured during the match and need specialist travel home) and we recommend this is obtained through England Rugby Insurance 0121 698 8001.
Please note that all clubs hosting rugby camps must not advertise prior to obtaining permission from Kent County RFU.
During this time a COVID Risk assessment should also be submitted. If you would like a sample to help you draft your risk assessment please contact our Honsec, Sylvia Taylor.