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COVID 19

IMPORTANT INFO: Please see our ‘Return to Rugby update’ post for the most recent advice on current rugby activity at Horn Park.

Note: Some info below is now out of date but remains here for future use when required.
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This page explains how we can all return to rugby, how we can use Horn Park safely and be prepared as members, volunteers, parents & Players.

For instructions on what to do if you or your family test positive after attending Horn Park please go to our OCRFC Covid 19 Track and Trace protocol page


OCRFC is in Tier 4 and is in Stage E of the Return to Rugby roadmap.

For specific updates on the Return to Rugby pathway, including guidance if you live in Tier 3, please visit our Return to Rugby webpage, otherwise please see below.

How to use Horn Park Pitches

  • One way system IN and OUT of the pitches
    • IN via the gates to the left of the main entrance (between the club house and squash courts)
    • OUT via the side club house garden gate or behind the stands and through the reserve car park.
  • Please check in on the NHS Track and Trace System
    • Track and Trace bar codes are on notice boards located around the club and on tables in the club house bar.
    • For anyone visiting the club socially there is also a signing in book in the main bar area for those unable to use the NHS app which is stored securely over night.
  • What sanitisation measures at in place at the club?
    • Hand sanitising stations are located in the main building upon arrival and the bar area on exit.
    • On the pitch coaches are adhering to strict return to rugby hygiene / Sanitisation protocols as found in our OCRFC Covid Risk Assessment at the end of this page.
    • Clubhouse Toilets are being cleaned on a regular rota basis by Member volunteers.
  • What measures are in place for spectators?
    • While outside, Spectators must adhere to the current Rule of 6 government guidelines by standing socially distanced.
    • Each group of 6 must make an effort to distance from another group 
    • Spectators attending Youth training sessions must spread out along their designated areas (which include along the garden fences on the pitch – but NOT in between the pitches)  
    • Spectators are encouraged to remain with the same 6 spectators for the duration of the session and avoid splitting off to join other groups. This is to minimise intermingling.
    • If you are a parent/guardian spectator with children in more than one age group, please be mindful of your movements and apply the guidelines outlined in this email.
    • NOTE: if you are a Tier 3 designated parent/guardian who is accompanying your Youth player to training/fixtures, please minimise mixing with Tier 2 members of the public where at all possible.

How can we use the Clubhouse & bar?

  • One way system IN and OUT
    • IN via main entrance double doors
    • OUT by bar door to side garden.
    • (For club shop – see signage on the day for location)
  • Gents TOILETS
    • IN via back door from the pitch
    • OUT exit via side door to the side walkway
  • Ladies TOILETS
    • IN and OUT via the pitch side back bar doors.
  • Face Masks must be warn when walking about in the club house, also when going into the Gents toilet, if appropriate age.
  • Social distancing to be maintained at all times.
  • Sanitise or wash hands regularly!


Food and Drink

Alcohol can only be consumed at the same time as a substantial meal…. Visit Mary Hunter for a delicious Baguette, rolls or chips to accompany your beverage. Non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased without food.

Outside Bar use – Mixed groups of up to six people can socialise outside in the grounds but must be seated at a table if wanting drinks. Drinks and food can be ordered using table service provided.

Inside the main bar – Only Table seating is available. Up to six people from the same household or support bubble can sit together. Drinks and food must be ordered using table services provided.
No ordering or standing at the bar is permitted.


Parent & Volunteer Covid Checklists

Click here to find out about OC’s Track and Trace Protocol


in advance for understanding and supporting our efforts. If we can achieve being a large number of people who are in lots of smaller pods then we will reflect what is being deemed acceptable in other open social spaces.

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