The following guidelines apply to the whole of the
Pyrford Cricket Club (PCC) and their aim is to ensure the safety of players,
coaches, volunteers and other visitors to the club.
They are written in conjunction with the advice received
from the ECB which set out a roadmap detailing how clubs should approach
returning to play recreational cricket following UK Government advice.
The following guidance must be adhered to at all times when
visiting the Club to ensure the social distancing rules are applied. If this guidance is not adhered to, the
coaches and the management of PCC have the authority to ask you to leave the
premises for the safety of others and themselves.
What cricket are you allowed to play?
Currently under the ECB’s phased plan for the return of
recreational cricket, PCC can allow for groups of 6 players including a coach
to train at one time.
Accessing the Club
- Please follow
the Government guidelines on travel when making journeys to and from the club.
congregating by the entrance to the clubhouse/nets and maintain your 2 metre
distance at all times.
- Only travel to
the club if you have a confirmed session booked and arrive at the time of your
booking, not before. If you arrive early please wait in the car park.
- A gap of 5
minutes will operate between sessions to avoid to many people gathering during
- A parent /
guardian is required to remain on site at all times and should follow the 2
metre social distancing rules. If you require seating please bring a fold-up
- Only players and coaches will be
allowed on the field and there should be no spectators gathering on the field
or near the nets (except one supervising parent / guardian per player).
Health, Safety and Hygiene
- Please ensure
appropriate hand hygiene measures are followed before, during and after
arriving each coaching session.
- Hand sanitising
gel will be available but we strongly encourage you to bring your own.
- Entry to the Club House is
prohibited; there will be no toilet or changing facilities available.
- All players must wear suitable clothing for cricket.
- Bring your own
water bottle(s), there will not be any facilities available to provide water or
- Equipment must
not be shared between players and coaches; nor will equipment be lent by the
Club unless you have been specifically told that the club is lending you kit
(with the exception of balls/cones; please see below).
- Please bring
the minimum amount of equipment/kit with you and arrive ready to play and take
all your belongings away at the end of your session.
- Any clothing or
equipment left on the premises will be removed safely and disposed of.
- Please do not
come to the Club if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, are self-isolating or living
with individuals that are self-isolating.
- If you exhibit
any signs or symptoms in the days following your session, please ensure you
- It is highly
recommended all players / parents / guardians bring their own First Aid Kit if
at all possible.
- In the unlikely
event of an injury the coaches will assess the injury from a suitable distance.
- As parents / guardians are
remaining on site they will be asked to make a further assessment, off the
field/nets if possible, and take the player home if required. It is the parent
/ guardians responsibility to administer any First Aid.
During coaching sessions
- The field will
be divided into zones separated by cones. Players are not permitted to cross
into adjacent pitch area (zone).
- A two metre
distance between coach and player(s) should be maintained at all times.
- Balls will be
regularly disinfected between sessions as required.
- Please refrain
from touching any other equipment (such as cones, stumps etc…). Only coaches should handle these and
will ensure that these are disinfected regularly.