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10th April 2021 Recreational

Updated ECB Outdoor Recreational Cricket Guidance

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has updated its Organised Outdoor Recreational Cricket Guidance detailing the activity and hospitality that is permissible from 12 April onwards.

There is an updated FAQs document as well – mainly on travel, parents and spectators.

What has changed under Step 2 (12th April)?

  • The activities permissible through organised outdoor cricket activity remain the same and therefore existing guidance should be followed.
  • The main changes for cricket relate to outdoor hospitality which is now permissible subject to following government guidance.  The full guidance can be found here.

Whilst spectators are still not permissible, ECB has updated its FAQs to explain what the exemptions are for parents, guests/patrons using your venue for hospitality purposes and what this means if your ground is located within a public open space. Clubs should read the FAQs and full guidance carefully and communicate appropriately to their members. Whilst Government permissions change from 12th April clubs will still need to complete an updated Risk Assessment and should only move to the next stage if and when they are ready to do so.

Plans for socially-distanced cricket in England

When cricket returns this summer, it’s important that clubs can adhere to social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of all those involved. Click on the links below for information on measures clubs will need to take in the months ahead.

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