Michael Hillier QRL Media
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 05:20 PM
The proposed re-start date that has been presented by the NSWRL is contingent on a review and subsequent relaxation of current health orders across New South Wales that are restricting community activity.
There is no guarantee of rugby league or any community sport resuming until such time as the government relaxes these orders. At present, they are very similar to the orders that are restricting activity and interaction in Queensland.
The current Queensland Health Order in place for Queensland is current up to and including May 19. This order specifically limits movement/travel, social gatherings and enforces home confinement for non-essential activity.
As such the most recent advice from the QRL - that all community rugby league activity is suspended until June 1, 2020 - remains current.
As per this advice, we are continually reviewing the latest health advice and Government restrictions specifically relating to Queensland, and will provide further advice in consultation with our regions and QRL Board as required.
We appreciate everyone’s patience through this time. Understandably we are all very keen to have rugby league back in communities as soon as possible.
We will continue to update all stakeholders as new advice comes to hand and our staff will continue working on contingencies for rugby league competitions in 2020 based on restrictions in place and most importantly local needs.