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.
  • Avoid 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 session cross-overs.
  • 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 chair.
  • 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 refill bottles.
  • 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 inform us.
  • 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.

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