Premiership Rugby to introduce fines for Covid breaches

The move is seen as a measure to reduce the risks of possible COVID transmission
The move is seen as a measure to reduce the risks of possible COVID transmission
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Premiership Rugby are set to introduce fines of £100 for any breaches in the Covid-19 protocols.

The financial penalties will be in effect from the upcoming round of the tournament and has been approved by the Professional Game Board, which comprises of Premiership Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players’ Association.

The player making a breach will be kept anonymous until the third time when he is fined following which he will attend a disciplinary hearing.

Professional Game Board chairman Chris Booy the move will increase the awareness among the players and staff members which will help in reducing the transmission.

"This measure has been introduced to reduce the risks of possible COVID transmission," he said.

"While the overall levels of compliance with the minimum operating standard protocols to date have been high, there have been examples where individuals have not adhered to the revised COVID protocols introduced this season."

All money raised from the fines will be donated to Restart Rugby, the RPA's official charity.

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