What Covid-19 currently means for Marist St Pats

As you are aware, the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is having many impacts on our community. These are the key messages relating to Marist St Pats, updated 20 March.

We will provide updates as appropriate, keep an eye on our Facebook page for any messages that need to be shared quickly.

All club games and contact training postponed

On directive from Wellington Rugby, all club rugby has been postponed. The rescheduled start date is currently Saturday 18 April, with contact training to resume from Monday 13 April.

Players should contact their coaches/managers for any further questions.

Clubrooms closed while games are postponed

Aligning with public health messages around 'social distancing' the clubrooms will not open as planned on 21 March. They will remained closed until games resume. We will communicate on our website and social media channels when they will reopen.

50th Jubilee Celebrations have been postponed

We regret to advise of our decision to postpone our 50th Jubilee celebrations scheduled for Queens Birthday; the events will be moved to 2021. We wish to provide certainty to those who are making travel arrangements for that weekend and for our own preparations. A new date will be communicated as soon as possible.

If you have already paid for the planned Jubilee Dinner and would like a refund, please contact us. Alternatively, any bookings already paid will carry forward and hold your place.

Presuming that club rugby has resumed by Queens Birthday 2020, club members will be warmly welcomed to our clubrooms to celebrate Marist St Pats in a simpler capacity.

Tim Donoghue's book documenting 50 years of Marist St Pats rugby will still be published in 2020, most likely by the end of April. We will share more about the launch and how to purchase in due course.

Support Marist St Pats as a financial member

As you will appreciate, Marist St Pats relies on subscriptions and sponsors to maintain our operations. Many of the clubs expenses come at the start of the season as we prepare our teams and facilities for the season ahead.

If you are in a position to contribute your annual subscription, we would greatly appreciate you signing up and paying your subs now. We hold great hope that rugby will resume in some capacity in 2020. Become a financial member.

Follow Ministry of Health advice

We encourage all club members to follow advice from the Ministry of Health.

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you have any symptoms and have been to any countries or territories of concern or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19.

Check in on your fellow club members

There are members of our club family who will need additional support as our community takes measures to fight this pandemic.

Where it is safe to do so, take the opportunity reach out to those who might need some assistance.

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