Return to Play Guidance

With rugby returning please can all members update availability to referee on who’s the ref. Additionally, please refer to the RFU website for the latest updates. The planned move towards full contact rugby has been delayed further.


All referees who are refereeing age grade fixtures now require a DBS certificate for their involvement in rugby. The management group recommends that all referees have a DBS certificate. Further details can on how to start the DBS process can be found here.

Law Variations and Return to Play

The RFU have made a number of law variations to enable the return to play. This has removed the scrum and maul from the game temporarily.

All referees should familiarise themselves with the guidance form the RFU around the law variations and match day protocols.