Swiss Federal Council Decisions bring some relief for community rugby from April 19th
Zurich, April 19th, 2021 - Following the latest announcements by the Federal Council, the Swiss Rugby Union has been able to clarify what these rules mean for the sport of rugby, with the support of the BASPO/OFSPO as well as of Swiss Olympic. The following rules are in place concerning the sport of rugby in Switzerland, starting on April 19th:
Youth until Age 20: No change
Full Training and Competitions remain permitted.
Adults over age 20: Small change to contact rules
Outdoor trainings are allowed in groups of maximum 15 people. If the players do not wear a mask, they must keep 1,5 meters distance and there can be no contact. If they wear a mask, they do not need to keep the distance and light contact is allowed. The mask must stay in place correctly at all times, therefore full contact rugby is not permitted.
Nevertheless, this allows adult rugby players to enter the 1st phase of the return-to-contact progression, with light contact training.
The Federal Council will dictate when the next phase may be reached, whenever the masking and/or contact rules will be lifted in the future.
Find below the updated Return to Play posters in English and French.
You can also find further information as well as the Q&A by Swiss Olympic here