Luctonians Minis and Juniors Rugby

Last updated on Thursday 31st December 2020

On Thursday 31st December Herefordshire moved up into Tier 3 (Very High Alert)

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Minis (U7s-U12s) training slot from 10:00am-11:30am

Juniors (U13s-U16s) training slot from 12noon – 1:30pm
Juniors are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of their training

Luctonians Rugby – Mini & Junior Parent Information


The following guidance has been put in place to keep you and your children safe when you visit Mortimer Park for Sunday and weekday evening training – please read in advance

We look forward to welcoming you back, however

Neither you nor your child should come to Mortimer Park
if any member of your household is displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms, ie:

• A high temperature
• A new, continuous cough
• A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Your household should self-isolate in accordance with Government/NHS instructions
and arrange to be tested. You can do this by clicking HERE

Things your child needs to bring to each session

• Hand Sanitizer, Towel and Pre-filled Water Bottle (normal filling areas are not available)

*Please DO NOT bring mouthguards to training at this stage*

Something YOU may need to bring to each session

• If you intend to avail yourself of the Clubhouse facilities, then you MUST wear a face-covering BEFORE entering the building
This is a matter of LAW, so please be aware that it will be strictly enforced


When you get to the club

• Park in designated agegroup parking areas (displayed on plans below)
Also see below if you have children in more than one agegroup

• Go straight to your age group managers (next to designated training area – see plans below) and register before each session, for Track and Trace purposes

• Remain at the club (where possible – see below) for the duration of the training session

What are the current rules?

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• OUTDOORS you must be in a group consisting of no more than 6 people and none of that group may mingle with members of another group (The Rule of 6)

This is a matter of LAW
The exception is PLAYERS, whilst ON THE PITCH and engaged in their sport
Off the pitch, they must comply with the Rule of 6. This also applies to Children

• Some areas will be closed or out of bounds until further notice including: The Play Area, the Changing Rooms, Grandstand (except toilets) and Gym

• Parents will be asked to remain next to their child’s designated training area whilst they are at the club, unless they wish to use toilets, purchase refreshments or visit their other child’s training area. This is for two reasons:

Firstly, should training finish early for whatever reason, despite Luctonians being an extremely safe environment, it is still a Safeguarding risk to have a child left at the club unattended

Secondly, with the current risks around COVID-19, we are asking parents to be the first people to respond to minor first aid incidents involving their children, so not to have to risk interaction with volunteer first aiders other than in more serious cases where specific first aid treatment is required

Please remember that Social Distancing must be maintained, even when out on the touchline

• Mini (U7-U12) parents and players are asked to leave the club following the end of their training, unless they have booked a table in the clubhouse, to make room for Juniors (U13-U16) arriving. Juniors are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of their training

Food and drink options available

• From 9.30am we will be serving tea, coffee, soft drinks and Breakfasts, with chips and hot snacks at lunch, which you must purchase from the kitchen hatch located on the terrace

Please queue away from the main terrace area, maintaining Social Distancing at all times

You may then take your food into the clubhouse where, once seated, you can then order and be served with a drink

There is table service only

Once the bar is open you may enter the clubhouse, take a seat and order a drink.
See below for Facemask rules

On being seated, for Track & Trace purposes you must either register on the NHS App or with a member of staff. Please use the hand gel provided

INDOORS you must wear a face covering until seated and may only sit on a table of six, not mingling with any other groups or tables
You should leave the clubhouse when you have finished eating/drinking and must replace your face covering whilst you do so
You must also wear your face covering when using the clubhouse toilets. The changing rooms corridor is out of bounds

Toilets – Please use designated toilet blocks in the vicinity of your training area

Parents and Players from U7s, U8s, U9s & U13s please use the Grandstand toilets

Parents and Players from U10s, U11s, U12s, U14s, U15s & U16s please use Cricket Changing Block toilets

Training Times

Mini Age Groups: 10am – 11.30am

Junior Age Groups: 12 noon – 1.30pm
Juniors are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of their training

Arrival and Training Areas

Please see separate pitch plans for Minis and Juniors. One half of a full-sized pitch is required for maximum 20 players. It also shows you your designated car parking area

On arrival you should first register with your agegroup manager

In order to minimise movement around club and interaction with other agegroups, please only park in your designated agegroup area. If you have players in different agegroups, then select one of the areas and make your way to each training area to register with the respective agegroup managers. Please ensure that this is done in a socially distanced manner

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Following your visit to Mortimer Park

If you suspect that any member of your household may have Covid-19, you should:

• Arrange to be tested. You can do this by clicking HERE

• Following that, you should immediately notify your age group manager or Luctonians. Do not wait for your test before doing so

• Your household should self-isolate in accordance with Government/NHS instructions

If any member of your household subsequently tests positive for Covid-19, you should

• Immediately notify your age group manager or Luctonians

Mortimer Park is a COVID-Secure site, and with your help our aim is to maintain a safe environment where children, parents and volunteers can all enjoy our community rugby club once again.