World Rugby has published guidelines for the safe return to rugby activities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic via its player welfare website at playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/covid-19.
Developed by medical experts following consultation with union chief medical officers, competition owners and players, the guidelines are intended to assist unions, clubs and competitions in creating a framework and policy for return to rugby activity within their respective jurisdictions.
The 29-page World Rugby guidelines are merely intended to assist unions, clubs and competitions in creating a framework and policy for return-to-rugby activity within their respective jurisdictions.
Unions and competition owners will need to comply with local laws and policies implemented by government or local authorities in relation to Covid-19, including social distancing and travel measures.
No sort of Sports gathering is allowed in Kenya as of May 7, 2020.
World Rugby suggests that 174 people are required for a televised rugby match to be played without crowd.
Home team players: 15
Visiting team players: 15
Home team substitutes and bench support: 11
Visiting team substitutes and bench support: 11
Home team travelling reserves: 3
Visiting team travelling reserves: 3
Home team roving doctor: 1
Visiting team roving doctor: 1
Home team roving physiotherapist: 1
Visiting team roving physiotherapist: 1
Home team technical box (water carriers): 2
Visiting team technical box (water carriers): 2
Home team coaches box: 5
Visiting team coaches box: 5
Match day doctor: 1
Immediate care lead: 1
Medical room video viewer: 1
Other medical specialists: 2
Medical room video operator: 1
Security guards: 4
Assistant referee: 2
Side-line referees, time keeper, statistics and communications: 7
Television match official: 1
Citing commissioner: 1
Ball team and ball team supervisor: 7
Match manager: 1
Match director: 1
Broadcaster pitch-side crew (cameramen, line runners & floor manager): 20
Outside broadcasting van: 15
Stadium operations: 8
Big screen and PA announcer: 2
-Additional reporting by World Rugby and Sport 24 SA