Returning to watch rugby league in Wales

Message from Gareth Kear CEO

From Monday June 7th, regulated outdoor gatherings can take place with spectators.

Regulated gatherings can include activities organised by a club or the national governing body of a sport or other activity. The organiser of the activity must meet requirements in the regulations to undertake a risk assessment and take all reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus.

The WRL are following the same guidelines as the Rugby Football League: Rugby League (

Our understanding of the guidance means:

Spectators will be permitted to view events on both public and private land but need to adhere to social distancing rules and social gathering limits set at groups of 30 outdoors. Please note that multiple numbers of these group sizes are permitted as long as social distancing rules are followed’.

In addition to the RFL Guidelines in Wales you must also follow:

Public Park

If a club’s match is at a public park then clubs can only reasonably take measures to track and trace home and away players, staff, volunteers and paying spectators.


Private ground that a club rents or lease.

If a club’s match is at an enclosed private ground that they rent or lease then they must:

  • Take all reasonable measures as the organiser. Link here: Gathering with other people: restrictions from 7 June 2021 | GOV.WALES
  • Track and trace everyone who enters your ground
    • Players, staff and volunteers, home and away
    • Spectators
  • NB if anyone enters a ground as a spectator, regardless of whether they pay an entrance fee or not, then they must complete track and trace and name and telephone number.
  • Clubs must provide sanitiser.
  • Spectators must still socially distance.

The Government Guidelines apply to all inside areas, changing rooms and licensed premises.