Catalans assured shuttle restrictions is not going to affect super League …


Catalans Dragons have been assured that any clampdown on travel to and from France will not affect their ability to play and host Super League matches.

The Perpignan club have begun a run of five successive trips to the UK for fixtures following the resumption of Super League behind closed doors and are due to play their next home game on September 7 against Leeds.

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The Catalans (Catalan, French and Occitan: catalans; Spanish: catalanes, Italian: catalani, Sardinian: cadelanos) are a Romance ethnic group native to Catalonia of Mediterranean and Pyrenean descent, having its roots in the Pyrenees mountains. The current official category of “Catalans” is that of the citizens of Catalonia, an autonomous community in Spain and the inhabitants of the Roussillon historical region in southern France, today the Pyrénées Orientales department, also called Northern Catalonia and Pays Catalan in French.Some authors also extend the word “Catalans” to include all the people from areas where the Catalan language is spoken, namely those from Andorra, Valencia, the Balearic islands, eastern Aragon, Roussillon, and the city of Alghero in Sardinia.The Catalan government regularly surveys its population regarding its “sentiment of belonging”. As of July 2019, the results point out that 46.7% of the Catalans and other people living in Catalonia would like independence from Spain, 1.3% less than the year before.

Catalans assured travel restrictions will not affect Super League …

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However, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is currently advising British nationals against all but essential international travel to France and is likely to introduce quarantine regulations after the number of people with coronavirus in the country rose at the fastest rate since full lockdown was eased in the country.

New Covid-19 infections rose by 2,288 on Friday, the third day that the number has gone up significantly – putting the nation at levels not seen since late May.

Catalans assured travel restrictions will not affect Super League …

Any further threat to playing games at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium would be a savage blow to the Catalans, who have played only three home matches so far in 2020, but the RFL says it has secured an exemption for teams involved in the Betfred Super League and Coral Challenge Cup.

A statement from both governing bodies said: “The RFL and Super League (Europe) continue to monitor the travel situation as we do with all issues relating to Covid-19.

“The Betfred Super League competition and the Coral Challenge Cup are included in the UK Government’s regulations which permit an exemption from quarantine for elite international sports competitions – so players and support staff coming into the country from France would not be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

“The RFL and Super League (Europe) continue to liaise with Catalans Dragons regarding the position of the French authorities.”