As part of the move to step 1B of the government's roadmap out of lockdown restrictions, we can now reopen our cricketing facilities to our members. Please take note of the below information.
The first senior training session will take place on Thursday 8th April from 5:30pm.
The first junior training session will take place on Tuesday 13th April. Junior parents will be contacted closer to the time with specific information.
As mentioned in this earlier article, Chris Potts will sadly be leaving the club and the country later this week. On Tuesday 30th March from 6:30pm, there will be a short fielding practice session for those who would like to attend and this will be Chris' last night at the club. The nets will not be able to be used.
We are continuing to work hard to prepare the nets for them to be open for our members to use for exercise under government guidelines (i.e. in groups of upto 6 people) but unfortunately due to covid guidelines and the work needed to be done to restore them to a safe condition after the winter, this is taking longer than we anticipated. We will communicate an opening date with our members as soon as we have that date. Please do not attempt to use the nets until this announcement, for your own safety.
Please read the below key points on how training will operate. These rules may be adjusted during the next stage of the lockdown easing, which will happen no earlier than 12th April.
A summary of the covid-secure rules for training and practice
- Before attending any cricket activities or venues, all participants, officials, volunteers and spectators must self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms; A high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste. If you have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend any cricket activity and must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.
- People with health conditions that put them at increased risk should consider the risks of participating in cricket activity.
- Spectators are not permitted at this stage of the lockdown easing, for matches or training sessions, with some limited exceptions (including adults needing to supervise U18s in a safeguarding role - where it is necessary for them to be present, supervising adults should not mix with others from outside their household or support bubble).
- Personal hygiene measures should be carried out at home before and after use of the facility.
- Bring your own hand sanitiser where possible and practice strong hand hygiene at all times.
- All members MUST sign in upon every visit to the facility using either the NHS QR code using the NHS COVID-19 app, or via the Bury CC QR code via a google form – this is a legal requirement. The google form to enter your details is accessible via the Team App homepage.
- A maximum of 6 people may use a net lane at one time (when they are open) and those who do not live in the same household should keep a 2m distance at all times. (This limit of 6 would not apply to a practice net on the square, where more social distancing is possible)
- The clubhouse and changing rooms are not to be used
- Toilet and hand-washing facilities can be accessed during organised training sessions using the one way system – in through the home changing room and out through the away changing room
- Players should change and shower at home
- Participants should bring their own food and drink - the kiosk cannot open under the current rules
- Social interaction before and after playing cricket should only take place outdoors, and in separate and distinct groups consisting of up to 6 people or two households.
- Sharing of equipment must be avoided where possible, particularly that used around the head and face, such as helmets. Where equipment is shared, equipment must be cleaned before use by another person.
- No sweat or saliva is to be applied to the ball at any time
- There should be no shouting, singing or spitting
- Should wet weather interrupt the session, players should return to their own vehicles and/or return home