WHITCHURCH Rugby Club have continued to do their bit to help the community off the pitch in spite of the lack of activity on it.

The coronavirus pandemic may have forced clubs to stop playing rugby but Whitchurch Rugby Club has again made its facilities available to the NHS.

Last month club chairman John Oakden revealed he was delighted to offer the club grounds to the NHS as a site for Covid-19 testing.

The drive-thru testing returned this month, and John was once again happy to offer his support.

"Covid-19 testing started again this month in the car park, with the testers declaring that it was a pleasure to return to the town," said John.

"They have been to many sites but Whitchurch is one of their favourites for its response and welcome.

"It is not yet known how long the testers will have to stay in the town but they hope to see the figures come down and the town return to something near normal as soon as possible.

"The club has also made itself the centre for flu injections on November 28 for patients from the Churchmere practice.

"Appointments must be made through the surgery."

The club has also moved its annual Frost Fayre to the weekend of December 12-13 because of the national pandemic.