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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
Chairman
Oldham Rugby League Football Club



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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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