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Club Statement – Covid -19

The club would like to provide an update to everybody in relation to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

A key message to all to begin with is to maintain Public Health England guidance on infection control and the advice regarding what everyone can do to reduce the risk of catching Coronavirus, that being:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

In addition, following advice from the government and the RFL, we have made a number of adjustments for players and staff to our normal procedures to reflect the current advice. The changes are designed to protect the health and safety of players and fans and will mean a reduced level of interaction during the week and on match days.

The following changes will become effective immediately:

  • Players will not hold hands with any mascots
  • Players should limit any physical contact with supporters at venues
  • Players are advised to avoid handshakes, hugs, high fives
  • Players are advised not to take items from supporters for signing
  • Roary’s Pride will be put on hold until further notice
  • All players, officials and supporters are asked to follow the government advice on hand hygiene and protect themselves and others from spreading the infection .

At the present time, as you will have seen this weekend, matches have gone ahead as normal. This is currently the advice although the club will be part of an emergency meeting with all other Championship and League One clubs with the RFL , tomorrow lunchtime. The situation is fluid and both Government and RFL advice is subject to change. We will, however, make sure we keep everybody up to date with developments.

Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further information.

In the meantime, take care and keep safe

Christopher Hamilton
Oldham Rugby League Football Club


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Club Cash

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there’s never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back — not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It’s back this week and it’s been won first time out, so next week’s jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order — our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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