Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 15:17
Following the confirmation that England has returned to a three-tier system of regional restrictions, the ECB is working with DCMS and Sport England on the full details of what this means for cricket.
They can confirm that:
- Organised activities for U18s in groups of up to 15 and disabled people will be able to continue indoors across all tiers;
- In Tier 1 areas, organised adult cricket indoors can take place subject to the rule of six in a COVID secure environment – as per the arrangements in place for Tier 1 prior to the latest lockdown;
- In Tier 2 areas, organised adult sport can only take place indoors if there is no interaction between people from different households. For cricket activity this means (subject to a satisfactory risk assessment of the individual facilities) that a net session is allowed between individuals from a different household, but only on a 1:1 basis. If individuals from different households want to net together indoors, the maximum number of people permitted to take part in an indoor net session is three – two taking part in the session and one coach, who must remain socially distanced.
- In all cases, the COVID risk assessment of the individual facilities must consider whether indoor nets should be used on an 'every other' basis.
- Coach education can continue under all tiers in line with the work exemption where this cannot be done from home;
- In Tier 3 areas, adult 1:1 coaching is restricted to one player and one coach.
- Elite cricket activity can continue to take place across all tiers;
- Outdoor cricket activity will be able to resume across all tiers.
For more information on National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) announcements please visit Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport - NGB Guidance for Restarting Activity (lrsport.org)