As player welfare being at the heart of Asia Rugby and its member unions’ ‘Return to Play’ strategy, Singapore Rugby Union conducted the first in-person World Rugby Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby (ICIR) Course in Asia.
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The course was delivered by experienced faculty comprising three experienced World Rugby Medical Trainers as well as two new educators and including doctors, physiotherapists a nurse and an emergency medical technician (EMT)
The group was kept small to comply with COVID-19 regulations and guidelines. Temperature taking, hygiene practices and contact tracing and all relevant standard operating procedure (SOP) were all adhered to.
The course also afforded an opportunity to conduct face to face quality assurance for two new Medical Educators.
In a further effort to streamline course proceedings, the union trialled an online Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) test. This was extremely successful as it made scoring and collating candidate scores much quicker and easier as well as easing the administrative workload.
Singapore Rugby President and World Rugby Council member Mr Terence Khoo said “Singapore Rugby is committed to a safe Return to Play, the World Rugby Training and education courses play a large part in getting those involved fully trained. thus, helping us ensure the safety of all involved in the game. “
Mr Khoo further added, “I am happy to see we are getting back to face-to-face courses and looking forward to Rugby returning to the field in Singapore and throughout Asia.”