As you will be aware, the new coronavirus, officially named Covid-19, was recently declared a pandemic emergency by the World Health Organisation.
Canterbury Rugby Football Club are taking a proactive and pragmatic approach to managing the current situation and we are committed to keeping our staff, volunteers, members & sub-contractors safe and up to date on the latest advice and where the latest information can be found. We are providing this short briefing from the CRFC Executive Committee to simply remind you of the official NHS and Government advice and the sensible precautions everyone can take in order to minimise the risk of contracting Covid-19.
You will find below a link to the latest official NHS advice relating to the illness:
The key things to consider within the NHS advice at this time are:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
NHS advise for staying at home can be found at
You will also find below a link to the GOV.UK website page, which is regularly updated with official government information for the public about Covid-19 and its impact in the UK.
If you are planning travel abroad, please check at the link below for the latest official government travel safety information.
The link below outlines which specific countries and areas have implications for returning travellers.
Finally, also copied below is a link to a “common questions” NHS webpage, which covers a range of areas including general advice, prevention, self-isolation and foreign travel.
In summary, it must be emphasised that the risk to individuals in the UK catching Covid-19 is currently moderate. People should continue to work as normal, taking the sensible precautions outlined in the official advice, particularly if you have travelled to any of the affected countries and areas. We will be closely monitoring developments and the potential effects on our staff, volunteers, members & sub-contractors and will provide further updates as necessary.
In the meantime, please take the time to look at the official NHS and Government webpages, and also, periodically, going forward as they are updated on a regular basis. If you have any queries or concerns please speak to the Operations Manager or your team manager in the first instance.
To supplement the advice from both the NHS and the UK Government, please note that Canterbury RFC have made the following available in the clubhouse and administration offices:
1. Hand Sanitiser Gel – available in a number of locations on site
When visiting CRFC please remember to follow the following advice:
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• always wash your hands when you get home or into work
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available – Hand Sanitiser Gel is available in a number of locations in the clubhouse
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
• try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
• do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Thank you for your continued support.
CRFC Executive Committee