In light of the recently announced decrees by the national government of the Netherlands (and neighbouring countries), we hereby keep you updated on the Cobras’ position with regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the previous governmental decrees March 12th and March 15th: as of March 23rd, it is now punishable by law to:
- form groups of three or more people, not taking households into accounts, in public spaces, not respecting the 1.5m (5 ft) distance.
- allow more than three visitors in a private property.
Do note: local variations in law enforcement may apply.
The following measures were (and still are) within immediate effect :
Training sessions and social activities are suspended until June 1st
This effectively means that the suspension of our training session has been extended from April 6th until June 1st.
All sanctioned matches have been postponed until further notice
We have received an official statement from the NRLB all matches that were scheduled in April and May are either cancelled or postponed. Sadly, the Rotterdam Nines has been cancelled indefinitely. Currently, the NRLB board is consulting all clubs on what to do with regards to the Domestic championships.
Membership and membership fee
The Cobras’ board has decided membership fees will not be collected until late August at earliest, given the fact we cannot offer any activities, plus the amount of (proposed) fixtures is significantly reduced. This also influences the exact amount of the fee itself, which will be reviewed in August. It is most likely we will reduce the membership fee for this year, but we are uncertain on the fees.
We will most likely announce a new date somewhere mid June. Naturally, all points of discussion and the schedule will be send to you when we feel we can host an AGM. As a side note: we are looking for candidates for the position of secretary.
We hope we have informed you properly, and we hope you follow the national laws and guidelines at all times. We wish you a safe, stable and healthy stay for the upcoming weeks and months. We keep you updated should there by any new directions given by the national government.