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23 February 2021

The IRFU has provided a statement regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

Later today the Government of Ireland are expected to announce revisions to their Plan for Living with COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

The IRFU understands many people will have questions about changes to current restrictions as they apply to rugby in the community.

Should today’s announcement offer any clarity around permitted rugby activity in clubs and schools, the IRFU will summarise this information and share directly with our stakeholders.

Any further information supplied by Sport Ireland will also be shared with clubs and schools.

Updates from the Northern Ireland Executive will be shared with clubs and schools in Ulster.

The IRFU are committed to mapping out a phased return to rugby activity for clubs and schools when it is safe and responsible to so.

This will be based on suppression of the COVID-19 virus and the easing of current restrictions.