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2nd July 2020 Recreational

ECB Guidance for getting your clubhouse and grounds ready

ECB has finalised the guidance on preparing your clubhouse and grounds for when recreational clubs can return to playing cricket in England, the date of which is still to be confirmed. 

This guidance also includes information for those clubs that wish to open their bar and provide any food or drink facilities in accordance with UK Government guidance from 4th July.

The guidance has been written to account for issues relating to clubs who manage or control entire facilities, but relevant sections can be applied by a club that partially manages or does not manage its own facilities.

Clubs should also download the Action Checklist and the COVID-19 risk assessment template. These documents can be adapted to individual circumstances and used to inform discussions with your facility provider about safe opening (which may include discussions with Local Authorities or education providers).

Government guidance on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England does not currently permit any cricket activity in groups of more than six people. Until the Government permits it, no competitive recreational cricket should be played and ECB updated small group guidance on permitted recreational cricket activity during COVID-19 must be followed. Once we have permission to move to ECB Step 4, the ECB will issue its Step 4 Playing Guidance.

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