With the recent developments of the Covid-19 outbreak it doesn't come with a surprise that the RFU made the following announcement tonight (16.03.2020):
Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.
The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.
Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.
The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.
At this point, we are not 100% sure which affects this will have on the upcoming 7s season, especially with regards to the training launch on the 22nd April but will do our best to keep you updated.
Stay safe and look after each other!