Code of Conduct & COVID-19 Update
Friday, 4 September 2020 at 12:03pm
The South East Region has been made aware of a large volume of on and off field incidents since the resumption of Rugby League across the South East this year. The National Code of Conduct clearly outlines all parties responsibilities when attending and participating in Rugby League.
The appalling behaviour displayed by a minority of individuals recently puts the season in jeopardy for the whole of our Rugby League community. This behaviour does not reflect the values of our great game and needs to cease immediately.
Breaches of the Rugby League Code of Conduct may result in penalties, including but not limited to:
Suspension of a match and/or Termination of a match (including potential forfeiture of competition points);
Suspension of a participant on a temporary or permanent basis; and/or
Suspension of a Club, League or Association on a temporary or permanent basis.
South East affiliate Leagues will continue to focus on ensuring the enforcement of the National Code of Conduct.
The recent incidents have shown complete disregard for the Industry COVID Safe Plan and attendees at Rugby League events are reminded that it’s a condition of entry to a Rugby League venue that you adhere to the plan.
Repeated breaches of this plan will result in penalties as indicated above and the attendee also risks personal fines from Queensland Police.
Our EVA check in records show a decline in attendance figures indicating attendees are not checking in at the venue. Clubs are reminded that the check in information for all attendees needs to be made available within 60 minutes if requested by Queensland Health.
Our Clubs and Leagues have worked extremely hard to return to play and ensure the benefits of community Rugby League are experienced this year. The Region will not hesitate to cease all activity if attendee’s health and safety is continued to be put at risk.