Return to play 2021

April 2021 "Return to play" : Message from the Chairman

The ECB and DCB recently released the 2021 season “Return to Play” pathway and guidance, and Richard Codd (Chairman) has released the following statement for all Abbotskerswell CC Members.
“A few things to stay before we start.
There are of course COVID regulations to which we must all adhere.
This will keep our members safe and increase the likelihood of future relaxations to the restrictions.
Details outlined below take us to at least 12th April when we may or may not be able to move on depending on what the government say.
We have only 1 away match planned in this period but we need to think about organised practice sessions and the booking of the nets.
The full detailed guidance from the ECB can be read at…/crickets-return-to-play-roadmap….
General Guidance
Participants to ensure they have NO COVID SYMPTOMS – high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of, or change to sense of smell or taste
Social Distancing to be maintained AT ALL TIMES
Rule of 6 must be observed.
EVERYONE MUST SIGN IN or USE TRACK AND TRACE QR CODE whenever they enter the grounds of Abbotskerswell CC. We will put a QR code at the entrance to the ground and the pavilion
NO SPECTATORS – except for parents/guardians/carers of U18s/vulnerable adults involved in training
Groups of 6 (self-organised cricket)
Juniors – use ECB ratios – 1 to 16 for HARD BALL
Arrive and leave promptly
Sharing of equipment to be avoided where possible
Pavilion open for TOILETS, HAND WASHING and FIRST AID only.
Net Bookings
Nets must be booked via Only one net will be in use and the Rule of 6, or two households, will apply
Demand is likely to be high, please only book 1 hour at a time and if you cannot fulfil your booking please cancel.
Senior Training will commence on Tuesday 6th of April. The nets will not be available to book during this time.
If & when we receive further guidance from the ECB I’ll let you know.”
All club members (and visitors) are expected to follow the guidance detailed by Richard, and follow all ECB/DCB guidance at all times.  In order to protect ourselves, others, and the future of cricket at the oak this year, there will be friendly (but firm) reminders in place.

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