Still rules to follow as cricket season gears up for season start

The Liverpool Love Lane Cricket Competition, which includes clubs from St Helens, Rainhill, Rainford, Newton-le-Willows and Sutton, is still on course to start the new season on Saturday, April 24.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 8:22 am
The Liverpool Love Lane Cricket Competition, which includes clubs from St Helens, Rainhill, Rainford, Newton-le-Willows and Sutton, is still on course to start the new season on Saturday, April 24.

And the lifting of some Government restrictions this week means a return to as normal as possible activities on the sports fields.

At the same time all clubs throughout the country are reminded of some of the regulations they still need to follow:

*Everyone attending an organised cricket activity should carry out a self-assessment for COVID symptoms before leaving home and follow NHS and PHE self-isolation procedures if they are symptomatic.

• No one who is required to self-isolate should attend an organised cricket activity.

• Cricket is by nature a socially distanced game and social distancing should be maintained on the field wherever possible.

• Off the field, social distancing guidelines and legal gathering size limits must be observed – at Step 1B this means the Rule of 6 or a group made up of two households (a group made up of two households can include more than six 6 people, but only where all members of the group are from the same two households (or support/childcare bubbles, where eligible)).

• Changing rooms must remain closed except for disabled persons and emergency requirements. Participants should arrive in their kit ready to play and should return home in their kit

. • Clubhouses, including social and hospitality facilities', must remain closed, but toilet and hand washing provision is permitted subject to risk assessment, occupancy limits, suitable ventilation and frequent and effective cleaning.

• Hygiene breaks in play are required every six overs.

• Participants should bring their own food and drink and drinks bottles should not be shared.

• There is a legal requirement to record participant and attendee contact details for the purposes of NHS Test and Trace and clubs and venues must ensure that data is collected in accordance with data protection law.

• Spectators are not permitted in any indoor or outdoor sport facility at Step 1B. This does not apply to carers for people with disabilities, or adults needed to supervise under-18s in a safeguarding role. Where it is necessary for them to be present, supervision.