Canberra rugby clubs will need to have six "sanitisation stations" at different points around their fields and record every player who attends training after being given the all clear to resume from June 1.
The ACT Rugby Union sent out its 20-page coronavirus document on Thursday morning, giving players, coaches, volunteers and administrators guidelines to follow in the coming weeks.
Rugby delayed its plans to restart training last week despite the ACT government easing restrictions to allow groups of 10 to participate in non-contact, outdoor sessions.
Officials wanted to finalise an appropriate procedure for teams to follow, with any club-sanctioned sessions banned until June because of a lack of insurance.
ACT Rugby hopes to return to contact training by June 29 with the view to potentially starting a modified season in July. Each club will have a nominate coronavirus compliance officer.
"We ask that you please nominate someone within your club to be the COVID compliance officer, this person will be responsible for maintaining the standards contained within this document and will be made aware of all updates in relation to this document," the documnt says.
"They will also be the point of contact for any COVID-19 related matters throughout the 2020 season."
Some clubs are concerned a return to play will be financially crippling and also put elderly volunteers at risk if they attend training and games.
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Most Canberra sports are targeting mid-July to start their seasons, but a lack of support from licensed clubs and sponsors will affect registration fees, insurance and game-day operations.
ACT Rugby officials have outlined the processes required just to train, even going as fair to give indications for how much bleach or disinfectant should be used to kill germs.
Clubs must fill-in details about who attends training on different days of the week, where the session was held and what time it started and finished.
"While this may seem inconvenient in the short-term, these protocols have been developed with your health and wellbeing at the forefront and will allow us as a sport and as a state to effectively monitor our return to the sport we love," the document said.
"... During Level B restrictions we need to keep attendees to our club at an absolute minimum. As such, we request that we do not have any spectators to training sessions at this time.
"For parents and guardians, please limit attendance to at most [one] parent/guardian where possible. Please also note that our club rooms remain closed at this time, meaning we do not have food or beverages available, and do not have indoor shelter available.
"However, our toilet facilities will be available if required. We will also require any persons at the club to observe a minimum 1.5m distance from each other. This is our first step back to playing rugby in our states and territories.
"If we can effectively stick to these current restrictions (and effectively monitor any change in the pandemic) we trust, we can return to play our competition this season. Thank you for your cooperation."
- Click or touch here for the AIS return to play guidelines for 28 different sports
- For information on COVID-19, please go to the ACT Health website or the federal Health Department's website.
- You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
- If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call Triple Zero (000)
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