We all have a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of our communities by ensuring compliance with the latest Government guidance especially Cherry Tree Cricket club. Our risk attachment can be found at the bottom of this page to view or download.
Below is an in-depth overview of the ECB guidance on the return of recreational cricket in England from Monday as part of their Clubs & League Update on 10th April
This guidance is for organised cricket in England only at Step 2 of the Government Roadmap out of Lockdown from 12 April 2021 until progression to Step 3 is confirmed by the UK Government (no earlier than 17 May 2021). It is based upon UK Government Guidance for recreational sport available here.
ECB have updated their COVID-19 pages with improved links from the website and updated FAQ’s – mainly on travel, parents, and spectators and this also appears at the bottom of this article in our Key Document section
What has changed under Step 2 (12th April)?
The activities permissible through organised outdoor cricket activity remain the same as 29th March and therefore existing guidance should be followed.
The main changes for cricket relate to outdoor hospitality which is now permissible subject to following government guidance. The full guidance can be found here.
Whilst spectators are still not permissible, ECB have updated our FAQ’s to explain what the exemptions are for parents, guests/patrons using your venue for hospitality purposes and what this means if your ground is located within a public open space.
Key POINTS (29th March) All of which will be observed and followed closely at Cherry tree
Clubs and venues are required to carry out a COVID Risk Assessment and to put in place control measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 during organised cricket.
This guidance provides both playing and venue (staging) advice on how to control and minimise those risks whilst enjoying cricket safely.
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 toilets and hand washing provisions are permitted subject to risk assessment, occupancy limits, suitable ventilation, and frequent and effective cleaning.
Hygiene & sanitation 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 these will be available in multiple locations around the ground including all entry points, data will be collected in accordance with data protection law.
- ECB Recreational Cricket COVID Guidance Step-2 12th April
- ECB Plan for Matches Infographic
- ECB Playing Plan Step 1B Infographic
- Recreational Cricket COVID Risk Assessment Template- 12th April
- Action Checklist for Clubs in England-12th April
- ECB COVID-19 FAQs 9th April
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