Following a tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in different parts of the United Kingdom the ECB have released further guidance for Indoor Cricket Activity. The following amendments have been made to the guidance:
1- Local COVID Alert Levels
2- The guide now applies to Local COVID Alert Level 1 (Medium) where the ‘Rule of 6’ applies to adults (i.e. 18+ year olds) participating in indoor cricket activity
3- There are exemptions to the ‘Rule of 6’ where groups can be larger than 6 people (U18s, Disability, Education Course)
4- In England, you are required by law to wear a face covering in certain indoor settings. This does not currently include gyms, leisure centres and other sport facilities, however when not engaging in sport and physical activity visitors the government encourages visitors to wear face coverings in enclosed public areas where possible and practical. Staff in hospitality and retail are be required to wear face coverings.
5- Venues must also display an NHS QR Code Poster (physically or electronically).
Please note that throughout this guidance U18 refers to the actual age of the individual ‘on the day’, not to their cricket age group as determined on the 1st of September.
If any clubs would like to chat through the guidance please contact Matthew.Counsell@somersetcricketboard.org