The Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has postponed all competitions effective immediately.
The Union announced the move on Thursday evening through a press statement dated March 18.
This comes after a directive by the government to suspend all gatherings amid the growing Coronavirus concerns.
“Following the announcement by H.E. President Museveni on 18th March banning public gatherings for 32 days, Uganda Rugby Union hereby announces the postponement of all Rugby competitions until further notice, reads part of the statement.
The competitions that have been postponed include the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League, the Regional Leagues, the Super Schools League and any other planned competitions.
The Union also claims that the decision is further informed by the Uganda Rugby Medical Society who also recommended the postponement of all Rugby competitions.
It is also understood that the Union has advised against the continuation of team trainings after social distancing was advised.
However, they encourage individual regular exercises to ensure players remain fit during this period not only in preparation for the resumption of the games but because Science has proven that physical fitness is healthy and could help one who may get infected with the Coronavirus, bounce back quicker.
The individual exercises have also been advised to be carried out while avoiding crowded places.
The Union also encouraged that members follow guidelines on infection preventation of the COVID-19 as provided by the Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and the relevant authorities.