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Ghana Rugby Union set to release ‘Policy and Strategy Document’ on COVID-19

The President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby Football Union, Mr. Herbert Mensah has issued a statement to the Ghanaian Rugby fraternity urging them to “stay safe and keep others safe”.

Mr. Mensah also said his outfit would release a statement: “Ghana Rugby Policy and Strategy” following an EXCO meeting of Rugby Africa that was held on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Below is the full statement by Mr. Mensah:

Dear Ghana Rugby Family & Friends

Ghana Rugby COVID-19 Policy & Strategy

As President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, I’d like to start by sharing our condolences to all the friends, families and loved ones in Ghana and globally who have suffered the loss of someone.

May God be with you in these trying times.

Many individuals and businesses have and will suffer because of the pandemic, and Rugby is not excluded.

We are in the process to formulate a “Ghana Rugby COVID-19 Policy and Strategy.” Important guidance on this will come from an Africa Rugby EXCO meeting that will take place tomorrow.

In the meantime and even though lockdown in Ghana has been ended, my guidance to the Rugby Family is clear – stay safe and keep others safe!

Do not panic! If we all play our part, everything will be fine!

Stay home – If circumstances allow you to.

Hygiene – Wash your hands regularly and clean/disinfect your environment.

Don’t touch your face!

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

Maintain social distancing for the foreseeable future.

Wear a face mask if you go out.

Don’t attend social gatherings.

Yours truly

Herbert Mensah

President: Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU)

Ghana Rugby has also been very active since the outbreak of the pandemic to try and guide players and officials on how to stay safe, healthy and productive during the just ended lockdown in Ghana.

About Ghana Rugby

Ghana Rugby is the official full member of both World Rugby (2017) and Rugby Africa in Ghana-West Africa and is responsible for the management and development of the Game Rugby Union in the country. The Union is governed by a Constitution and administers five KPAs (Key Performance Areas) namely: (1) Youth Development & Growth through the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” Programme, (2) Women in Ghana Rugby, (3) Training & Education, (4) Domestic Competitions and (5) International Performance.

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