Below is a summary in relation to outdoor cricket activities which we will be implementing over the coming week:
Initially we will be running 2 net sessions on Sunday 28th June 2020 in anticipation of the season returning at some point and in some format. Sessions will run from 11.00 to 12.30 and 13.00 to 14.30.
All members wishing to take part in the net / training session must contact Mark Roe to book a time slot.
- Before members book you should check for symptoms of COVID-19 infection - in line with current Government guidance. If you are symptomatic, and/or living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection, you should remain at home and follow Government guidance and if you are classified as extremely vulnerable then you should follow the Government guidance https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
- You will need to arrive on your own or with other members of your household 10 minutes before your allocated time slot and leave 10 minutes after your allowed time (this will reduce the number of members in the ground at any one time).
- We recommend using your own equipment if possible. If equipment is being shared, please follow UK Government’s guidance on the sharing of equipment. Players should stick to using one ball in training either by bringing their own or being assigned a numbered ball that is cleaned in between sessions.
- No saliva or sweat should be applied to the ball at any time.
- Wash hands at home before and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring your own hand sanitiser where possible.
- What we are able to do during this time - Playing cricket individually is permitted e.g. practice of individual cricket skills or fitness activities. Playing cricket with people living in your household is permitted. Small group cricket activity, training or fitness in groups of no more than six (6), is permitted, keeping two (2) metres apart at all times. Cricket coaches, can now undertake small group sessions of up to six (6) people including the coach (1:5) and they must comply with ECB safeguarding policies (as well as being able to conduct one-to-one coaching). It is permissible for two or more groups of six (6) to train at the same time provided they are kept separate, and social distancing and strict hygiene measures are observed.
- The Clubhouse will be reopened but only for operational reasons (e.g. for access to first aid equipment) or for toilet access (see below) but no other use.
- Toilet facilities will be opened and signage will be placed in appropriate areas with guidance for those using them. We will ensure soap and water is provided and they are cleaned regularly.
- Sanitation procedures between use/bookings will need to take place at potential points of transmission, so contact points (stumps, access points etc), or spillages of body fluid e.g. sweat.
- A representative of the club will be on site during the hours that the outdoor facilities are open for use.
- The ECB have made it clear that outdoor facilities should only reopen if those responsible for them are ready to do so and they can do so safely, following public health guidance: We at Consett Cricket Club have taken this very seriously and so should all participating members.
- All activities are consistent with the Government guidance regarding health, social distancing and hygiene. This allows for individuals and small groups (of up to six people) to remain safe, whilst undertaking recreational cricket activity, and informal cricket in an outdoor environment. Our primary and ongoing goal is to protect the health of everyone in and around the club and the game.