The key messages and guidance to members and parents of our junior members per 1B of the Roadmap between 29th March and 12th April are as follows:
- Everyone attending an organised cricket activity should carry out a self-assessment for COVID symptoms before leaving home and follow NHS and PHE self-isolation procedures if they are symptomatic.
- No one who is required to self-isolate should attend an organised cricket activity.
- Cricket is by nature a socially distanced game and social distancing should be maintained on the field wherever possible.
- Off the field, social distancing guidelines and legal gathering size limits must be observed – at Step 1B this means the Rule of 6 or a group made up of two households (a group made up of two households can include more than 6 people, but only where all members of the group are from the same two households (or support/childcare bubbles, where eligible)).
- Changing rooms must remain closed except for disabled persons and emergency requirements.
- Participants should arrive in their kit ready to play and should return home in their kit.
- Clubhouses including social and hospitality facilities must remain closed, but toilet and hand washing provision is permitted subject to risk assessment, occupancy limits, suitable ventilation and frequent and effective cleaning.
- Hygiene breaks in play are required every 6 overs.
- Participants should bring their own food and drink and drinks bottles should not be shared.
- There is a legal requirement to record participant and attendee contact details for the purposes of NHS Test and Trace and clubs and venues must ensure that data is collected in accordance with data protection law.
ECB Guidelines & Road Map