SUMMARY FROM ROUND 11 – BLUE CARD PROCESS
At all times, players, parents/guardians, team officials, match officials, first aid attendants and medical staff need to act in the best interest of player safety and welfare by:
- Taking responsibility for the recognition, removal, and referral of players to a medical doctor; and
- Ensuring concussion is appropriately managed as per procedures.
For players aged 19 and over – the minimum period before Return to Play is 12 days after all symptoms and signs have disappeared Players aged 18 and under – the minimum period before Return to Play is 19 days after all symptoms and signs have disappeared
It must be recorded by team officials and triggers the off-field medical process to begin. If the signs were shown after the game has closed, Club Admins can add a competition case.
The Rugby Australia Concussion Management Procedure outlines the steps required following a concussion or suspected concussion to ensure they are managed appropriately.
Additional information can be found here: https://australia.rugby/about/codes-and-policies/safety-and-welfare/concussion-management