COVID 19 UPDATE

As an England Rugby Accredited Club we are following our governing bodies guidance in regards to COVID-19. At present there is no change in advice regarding sporting events, following the Governments Statement on Thursday 12th March 2020 in regards to the “Delay phase”; so league and cup games as well as Mini & Junior fixtures or training will continue for this weekend. Please visit the England Rugby website for full details: –

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/important-update-for-clubs–coronavirus-covid19

There is lots of information available on COVID-19 but it is recommended you follow NHS England Guidance for information about the virus and how to protect yourself and others, please see the link below: –

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For the latest information the Government on COVID-19 please visit: –

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IN LINE WITH CURRENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE

ANY PLAYER ACROSS THE CLUB FROM SENIORS DOWN TO MINIS, MEMBERS AND VISTORS TO BURNAGE RFC WHO HAVE A TEMPERATURE OF 37.8 DEGREES CENTIGRADE OR HIGHER OR DEVELOP A ‘PERSISTENT COUGH’ MUST SELF ISOLATE FOR 7 DAYS. CONTINUE WITH REGULAR AND THOROUGH HANDWASHING AND USE HAND SANITISER WHERE POSSIBLE. USE TISSUES TO CATCH COUGHS AND SNEEZES THEN DISPOSE PROPERLY AND WASH HANDS. IMPORTANT:

If we perceive any club attendee to have a persistent cough or temperature we will ask you to return home and stay away for at least 7 days; if your condition deteriorates or you are worried about your symptom of other members of your household during this time please seek advice in the first instance on-line via the NHS 111 Service via the link below: –

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Please also play your part and share the World Health Organisations #SafeHands challenge:

https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1238404251933704193/video/1

Thank you for your cooperation. It is very important that we work together and all follow government advice closely. Burnage RFC will continue to monitor the situation and update when further advice is released.

Terry McClure Jnr. (Young Terry)

It is with great sadness that one of the first posts on this new web site should be to report on the very sad loss of young Terry.

Terry and Ellie McClure have been long term members and supporters of our club with Ellie working on our bar for many years. For them to lose their son at just 49 is an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are now with them and their whole family at this sad time.

Young Terry played on the wing for the Burnage two’s and Vets for many years and is remembered as a tough, quick and much appreciated member of our club.

Terry passed away on Tuesday 12th March 2019 after a short illness following complications and was in hospital in Blackburn at the time.

Arrangements for the funeral are not available at this time, but Terry and Ellie have said that any donations considered should be sent to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in favour of flowers.

Thank you

Steve Willock

Chairman