Clubs are reminded to follow Covid-19 rules on spectators

30 Apr 2021 09:41 | Devon RFU

Dear All,

As we approach a Bank Holiday weekend I think it is timely to remind everyone of the ongoing restrictions under the Government roadmap. In particular there is concern that photographic evidence suggests that in some instances the management of non-participants is falling short of what is required. This could result in a fine of £10k and risks bringing the game into disrepute.

For the avoidance of doubt, the current regulations are set out below. 

 I wish you all an enjoyable summer in the hope that, with sensible behaviour, we can return to some sort of normality for the 2021/22 season.

 Stay well and keep safe

 Geoff Simpson, Chair, Devon RFU.


- Spectators are not permitted to attend sporting events taking place on private land, other than adults needed to supervise under-18s that they have a responsibility for or providing care or assistance to a person with disabilities participating in an organised sporting event or activity. They should maintain social distance and not mix with other households.

- This does not prevent people from viewing recreational or organised sport that is taking place in a public space, such as a park, in groups of up to 6 people or 2 households. 

- However, sporting events that are intended to attract spectators (including ticketed events), or events that are likely to attract a significant number of spectators should not take place in a public space, or on private land, until Step 3.

You can find full details all the RFU's Covid-19 guidance HERE