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COVID-19 Updates

 

17th April 4:30pm - MRP/GingerCloud E News

Whilst recent reports seem to indicate that some office work and domestic travel restrictions may be lessened in five weeks or so, we still have no further updates about Club Sport. 

We all wish we could get off the sidelines and into the main game soon but we honestly don’t know a timeframe at this point.

Please keep an eye out on Rugby Australia’s (RA) website and social media.

We note that this morning, World Rugby Announced a $150 Relief Fund to help member unions during the COVID – 19 crisis.

As soon as we hear anything more around timing, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Please stay safe everyone!

Best, 
The GingerCloud Team

 

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3rd April 9:00am - Rugby Australia Website

This morning, Rugby Australia announced that there would be a further postponement to Community rugby in Australia with no specific return date at this time.

All Rugby activity including matches, training, face-to-face education courses, and the Modified Rugby Program will not be conducted until further notice.

The organisations will continue to review this position as further updates from Government and Health Authorities are received.

For further information, please refer to the Media Release here

 

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19th March 5:30pm - Facebook and Instagram

A message from GingerCloud Foundation’s Managing Director Megan Elliott:

Just a quick note to say hi and we miss you! Whilst we are not physically able to be together right now, we are all still connected. Call a friend, your MRP Player, PlayerMentor, Coach or family. We miss you and send lots of love! Megan, Ant, Max and Lara Elliott!

 

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19th March 8:15am - Skype

During this challenging time, our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of all our players, coaches, families and the wider community. Following the directive by Rugby Australia (RA) on Monday evening that all community rugby activities will cease until the 2nd of May 2020, GingerCloud's Modified Rugby Program (MRP) activities will also be postponed until that time. 

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we will be guided by Government and Rugby Australia's policies.

We note that this morning the Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer reiterated the importance of Social Distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here is the link to this morning’s Media Conference in full.

The key elements highlighted include limiting the number of people in non–essential, in door gatherings to less than 100 and maintaining 1.5m between all attendees. 

As a community, we are committed to doing all that we can to reduce the risk to those most vulnerable in our communities.

We are also developing new ways to keep us all connected – albeit electronically – until we can all get out to training and games again.

Watch this space for updates which will include some fun on our social media platforms!

Stay safe and thank you for all your continued support during this challenging time.

Thanks so much,
The MRP Team

 

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18th March 6:17am - Facebook & Instagram

During this challenging time, our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of all our players, coaches, families and the wider community. Following the directive by Rugby Australia (RA) on Monday evening that all community rugby activities will cease until the 2nd of May 2020, GingerCloud's Modified Rugby Program (MRP) activities will also be postponed until that time.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we will be guided by Government and Rugby Australia's policies.

More detailed information will be sent directly to our MRP participants.

In terms of our Brisbane office, we will be adopting work from home strategies over the coming weeks of this developing situation. We will be still be in contact via all our regular methods.

Stay safe and thank you for all your continued support during this difficult time.

Thanks so much,
The MRP Team 🏉🏉

 

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17th March 5:00pm - Newsletter

During this challenging time, our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of all our players, coaches, families and the wider community. Following the directive by Rugby Australia (RA) yesterday that all community rugby activities will cease until the 2nd of May 2020, GingerCloud's Modified Rugby Program (MRP) activities will also be postponed until that time.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we will be guided by Government and Rugby Australia's policies.

More detailed information will be sent directly to our MRP participants.

Stay safe and thank you for all your continued support during this difficult time.

Thanks so much,
The MRP Team

 

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16th March 10:30pm - Facebook & Instagram

In line with the Government directive of social distancing, we, with immediate effect, have taken the decision to postpone all GingerCloud and MRP activity. This includes the PlayerMentor Training Sessions posted yesterday for Brothers Junior Rugby Union Club TownsvilleBrothers Rugby Club and Easts Rugby Union. We are in consultation with Rugby Australia and will take advice and lead from them with regards to any future programming. Continue to watch all our social media platforms for updates. Thanks so much!

      

 

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16th March 4:30pm - Newsletter

A message from GingerCloud Foundation’s Managing Director Megan Elliott:

In response to Federal Government social distancing guidelines released over the weekend, we have postponed all Modified Rugby Program activities scheduled for this week. 

This is a constantly evolving situation and once we have updated information and advice from Rugby Australia, we will make further announcements about activities planned for next week. 

We will endeavour to keep you all updated in a timely manner, so please like and follow us across all our Social and Communication platforms.

For any MRP specific questions, please contact Fiona Walker on admin@mymrp.org, Marc Eslick COO on marc@gingercloud.org or post in your Skype group. 

We thank you for your constant support and understanding.

Thanks so much, 
Megan Elliott and the MRP Team

 

 

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16th March 4:03pm - Facebook, Instagram & Instagram Stories

Important Update about the 2020 Modified Rugby Program (MRP) Season

 

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16th March 11:00pm - Skype

* PLEASE NOTE ALL MRP ACTIVITIES POSTPONED *

In response to Federal Government social distancing guidelines released over the weekend, we have postponed all Modified Rugby Program activities scheduled for this week.

This is a constantly evolving situation and once we have updated information and advice from Rugby Australia, we will make further announcements about activities planned for next week.

We will endeavour to keep you all updated in a timely manner, so please like and follow us across all our Social and Communication platforms.

We thank you for your constant support and understanding. Please let all our community know. For any MRP specific questions, please contact Marc Eslick COO on marc@gingercloud.org

 

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13th March 4:30pm - Newsletter

In terms of COVID 19 and GingerCloud Foundation’s Modified Rugby Program (MRP) activities this season, we are in regular contact with Rugby Australia (RA) and will follow their advice in terms of Club rugby activities this season.

In terms of specific updates, RA has reiterated the importance of not sharing water bottles in line with regular health directives.

Please note that either today or Monday, if you have already registered through RugbyExplorer, you will receive an update via that system as well. 

From a GingerCloud perspective and based on the current health advice, if your child is unwell during the MRP season, please wait until they are well to bring them back to training and games.

Importantly, in the event that your child’s school is closed due to a positive test, it is important to follow Health advice to self-isolate MRP Players and PlayerMentors for 2 weeks.

We are also instructing our Coaches to adopt specific methods to clean MRP equipment, in line with industry sanitisation guidelines.

Shortly, we will send a link to a separate page on our mymrp.org website which will link to Government Health and related updates.

As a start, here is the link to the Federal Government Advice Page https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding your child’s specific medical condition.