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Return to Rugby at Kelso RFC

The club has agreed the following plan for a safe return to rugby, commencing Sunday 28th March 2021. The initial focus will be on short, no-contact training sessions at Croft Park for each age group, with a review following Scottish Government updates on whether contact activity or local competition is allowed.

Pre-training and booking

All coaches are required to complete Scottish Rugby Return to Rugby E-Learning course, and this is also recommended for parents of minis and youth players. If you have already completed the course there is no need to re submit.

To comply with Scottish Government and Scottish Rugby guidance, pre-Christmas we introduced new online protocol for signing up to individual sessions, completing a health questionnaire, and checking in and out of sessions. Players must be checked in to each session in advance via the sports train app. This allows us to adhere to protocol around numbers in each bubble. Ideally the Sports Train app should be used for each parent or child to complete the health questionnaire so we can rule out any player having symptoms and spreading Covid.

If you have already have the app there is no need to download it again. All information around sessions and training bubbles will be sent out to you via the app. If anyone has any issues with the sports train app, please speak with your Team Lead.

If you still need to download the app you can download the ‘sports train’ app which can be accessed on the App store or Google Play. Once downloaded, tap on ‘I have a club code’ and use the code sent to you by your Team lead (each age group has a different code to assign you into the right training group). Please use your child’s name when registering and make a note of your username and password.


Players should arrive, no earlier than 5 minutes before each scheduled training session. There are no changing facilities available at this point so players and coaches should be in training kit. We would like to stress that if you or your child fulfils any of the criteria below, you should not attend rugby sessions;

  • Have any symptoms of coronavirus

  • Are self-isolating

  • Have returned from any countries that are on the quarantine list in the past 14 days

  • Have been in contact with anyone who has Covid

A maximum of one parent can watch across all age groups but must remain 2m physically distanced at all times. There is no access to toilets, we would ask that your child has gone to the toilet in advance of leaving the house. Hand sanitiser will be available on arrival and during the session. Club coaches will go over hygiene protocols at the start of each session with the players. Individuals should supply their own clearly marked water bottle, which is not for sharing.


Training sessions will follow the guidelines published by Scottish Rugby, these are subject to review and update. Players will be organised in training bubbles based on their age groups and allocated a training area when they check-in. They must proceed to this area as directed.

Please find attached current Scottish Rugby guidance as of the 12th of March. As stated, these are subject to change and we will update you when new guidance comes out.

Post Training

At the end of the session we would ask that players sanitise their hands and wait for parents to collect them. Please exit Croft Park by walking round pitches that will be cleared marked out.

We would ask that on collection of your child that you return to your cars and not be tempted to gather in large groups. Also that adults remain 2m physically distanced at all times.

Thank you

Kelso Rugby Football Club


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