Please use this page to find helpful resources and keep updated with how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rugby in our region.

What’s happened so far?  

The information on the website will be updated regularly and is current as of 9 June 2020.

New Zealand Rugby has developed Return to Rugby Requirements and other resources to ensure our communities are safe and the transition back into rugby is as smooth as possible.

Currently, New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. This means that all community rugby can start without any restrictions. Contact tracing and hygiene measures will still be in place to ensure the safety of our community.


Return to rugby requirementsClick here to view the detailed COVID-19 Level 2 Return to Rugby Requirements which apply to all levels of Rugby, except for Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Contact TracingClick here to view the NZ Rugby Contact Tracing Guide for Rugby Clubs.

Return to training checklist – Click here to view the minimum guidelines that coaches and managers must meet before training can commence.

Rugby clubrooms requirementsClick here to view the requirements that must be met for rugby clubrooms to open to members and patrons.

Rugby changing room requirementsClick here to view the requirements that must be met before rugby changing rooms can be utilised for training and match days.

The 2020 Rugby Season

  • Registering for club rugby can continue online, please click here to do this.
  • NZ Rugby and Provincial Unions have made a decision to cancel the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship for the 2020 season.

Caring for your teammates and community

  • Look after your teammates, whānau and communities.
  • Do what is best for you and your communities to keep them safe and healthy
  • If you’re finding it tough or know of someone who is then visit

Advice and getting help