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ECB INDOORS CRICKET GUIDANCE 04.12.2020 UPDATED 08.12.2020

Date: 4th December 2020

ECB INDOORS CRICKET GUIDANCE 04.12.2020 UPDATED 08.12.2020

Please see the updated guidance for cricket indoors in England and Wales by clicking on buttons below

We are writing to let you know that there has been an update to the Government advice for sporting activities indoors, and like all sports organisations we are having to respond quickly. The below update only relates to guidance for cricket in England, Welsh guidance remains the same and as previously outlined last week. 

Our latest update is aligned to the government advice as it stands on 7 December 2020 and includes the following principal differences from Update 2 issued last week:

a. The definition of U18 now includes those who were U18 on 31 August 2020, meaning that this now aligns with normal understanding of age groups in sport.

b. Coaches and match officials are not included in the count for group size restrictions.

c. Travel into and out of Tier 3 areas is now permitted for U18, disability sport and elite sport but journeys should be minimised in terms of distance and frequency.

d. There are no group size restrictions on U18s (up to a safe limit for a venue to be determined by local risk assessment including social distancing and ventilation).

e. Sport for the purpose of education is exempt from gathering limits, so can take place in any number. This means that school sport such as PE, and curriculum-related sport for students in further and higher education (e.g. a student studying a sport course being able to practice), are exempt from legal gathering limits. However, this doesn’t cover extra-curricular sport (such as playing for a college team). Sport for U18s (including those were under 18 on 31 August 2020) is exempt, so extra-curricular clubs for U18s can continue in any number. However, this doesn’t apply to pupils over the age of 18, so extra-curricular clubs for over-18s (including college and university teams) can only play in line with the wider sport guidance.

https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/0/8/7/0/3/1/files/94536_ecb-guidance-for-indoor-cricket-u3.1.pdf?utm_campaign=12032892_08122020_IndoorGuidance_ClubsLeagues&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Email_AdHoc&email=@HASHEDEMAIL@&dm_i=1FT6,75WN0,1FNAAF,T0BF3,1

Venues, Coaching Providers, Clubs and Participants

Venues, coaching providers, clubs and participants should review the updated guidance and adapt their COVID risk assessments, control measures and plans accordingly.  This should be communicated to staff, visitors, participants and their parents and carers.

Supporting Documents

Updated advice for England: Checklists for venue operators and coaching providers and clubs and a risk assessment template are all available.

In relation to Wales: Checklists for venue operators and coaching providers and clubs and a risk assessment template are all available.

All of these documents can also be accessed in the ECB Resource Hub here. A reminder to create an account if you have not done so already.

England & Wales Cricket Board, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QZ

 

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The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to venues, coaching providers and clubs on the steps they should take while undertaking cricket indoors. They should be read in conjunction with latest UK and Welsh Government regulations but please note these guidelines could change in response to the current COVID-19 Alert Level or other Government advice in both areas.It is essential that venues, coaching providers and clubs follow the guidance for their particular country, as the updates are different between England and Wales.

In order to keep cricket going as it moves indoors, there will need to be adaptations in place for all, including venues, coaching providers, players, parents/carers, spectators and officials. Those adaptations relate to activity prior to, during and after cricket activity.

A summary of the adaptations is listed below but please read the full guidance documents for both

England

https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/0/8/7/0/3/1/files/94459_3ecb-guidance-for-indoor-cricket-u2.1.pdf?utm_campaign=12023373_03122020_IndoorGuidance_ClubsLeagues&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Email_AdHoc&email=@HASHEDEMAIL@&dm_i=1FT6,75PAL,1FNAAF,SZBS0,1

and Wales

 https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/0/8/7/0/3/1/files/94460_3ecb-guidance-for-indoor-cricket-wales-v3.5.pdf?utm_campaign=12023373_03122020_IndoorGuidance_ClubsLeagues&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Email_AdHoc&email=@HASHEDEMAIL@&dm_i=1FT6,75PAL,1FNAAF,SZBS0,1 

Venues, Coaching Providers, Clubs and Participants

Read the new updated guidance (relevant to their country) and familiarise themselves with new guidance on group size restrictions, face coverings and recording participant information for contact tracing schemes (the principal changes).

• Follow the updated sections in the checklists

• Revisit and republish their risk assessments

• Revisit communications and operational  plans with venues, coaching providers, clubs and participants

Supporting Documents

In relation to England: Checklists for venue operators and coaching providers and clubs and a risk assessment template are all available.

In relation to Wales: Checklists for venue operators and coaching providers and clubs and a risk assessment template are all available.

All of these documents can also be accessed in the ECB Resource Hub here. A reminder to create an account if you have not done so already.

England & Wales Cricket Board, Lord's Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QZ

  

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