Covid-19 Summer Guidelines & Consent Form

This opt-in form provides you with the opportunity to read through the conditions of returning to play and agree to them as a participant and household / support bubble.

We want you to feel safe and secure in our environment and at each of the venues involved in the summer programme.

Please note that there is an increase in transmission risk associated with partaking in even socially distanced group activity, although it is much less than partaking in any indoor group activity.

The majority of the following guidance is taken directly from the ECB’s ‘Return to cricket plan for step 4’ which was published on 8 th July 2020 and this document can be viewed by clicking here.

We request that you read, sign, and submit this form electronically before your first activity with Lincolnshire Cricket. If you are uncomfortable returning to play or train, please inform Pete Morgan ( Performance Manager) or 07543 221294 and do not submit this form.

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o All participants (players, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators) should check for symptoms of COVID-19. In line with current UK Government Guidance, if an individual is symptomatic and/or living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection they
should remain at home and follow UK Government guidance. In addition, any participants who have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because they are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, must not exercise outside their home or garden and must not exercise with others.
o Participants should follow UK Government guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 if it applies to them.
o Participants should comply with all public health restrictions and avoid high risk behaviour outside the sports setting to reduce the risk to their fellow participants when they do attend a cricket venue.
o Personal hygiene measures should be carried out at home before and after cricket activity, including washing, showering, bathing thoroughly – and thorough hand sanitisation.
o Participants should bring their own hand sanitiser and maintain strict and frequent hand hygiene measures at all times. These will be enforced by Lincolnshire Cricket staff in line with the guidance below.
o Participants should follow UK Government guidance on best practice for travel. Please travel with members of your household or support bubble and keep the use of public transport to an absolute minimum.
o Use of the clubhouse, changing rooms and toilets should adhere to the latest UK Government guidance. Lincolnshire Cricket players and staff will use the toilets and hand washing facilities only at every venue.
o Lincolnshire Cricket representatives should ensure that the facility is compliant with current UK Government legislation including legislation and guidance related to COVID-19. A risk assessment will have been completed and risk mitigation measures put in place and monitored in accordance with the ECB’s guidance on ‘Getting your Clubhouse and Ground Ready for Step 4’.
o Lincolnshire Cricket representatives will make all participants aware of expected social distancing and hygiene measures during play and whilst at the venue.
o Please meet at a venue at the time stated and not for long periods prior to the stated time. Participants should arrive changed and ready to begin the warm-up.


o On arrival at the venue, a register of all participants will take place, where questions will be asked regarding the current health of you and those in your household or support bubble. In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we
will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of or deleting them. We will only share your details with NHS Test and Trace, if asked, in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of
coronavirus. We will not use your details for any other purposes or pass them on to anyone else.
o Cricket activity will take place outdoors only.
o Where the ‘1 skin, 1 ball’ rule is concerned we will not be recommending this rule in training events. We will instead be following the match protocols whereby all players and coaches will be expected to sanitize pre and post activity and the ball will be cleaned in the same manner as outlined in the match play guidance below.
o 11-a-side cricket can return as long as groups are limited to a maximum of 30 participants, including coaches and officials.
o Participants should enter the site and prepare their personal equipment whilst maintaining social distancing.
o With the exception of the match/training ball, equipment is not to be shared at any time.
o No sweat or saliva is to be applied to the ball at any time.
o All participants should sanitise their hands prior to the start of the activity, and staff will ensure they advise players to do so.
o Hand sanitiser should be used at all breaks in activity and prior to consuming any food or drinks.
o Players should refrain from spitting or rinsing out their mouths.
o Venues will not prepare food for participants. Individuals should bring their own food and drink for ‘teas’ or practice.
o Water bottles or other refreshment containers should not be shared.


o Players should always adhere to UK Government social distancing guidance (including throughout warm-ups).
o The ONLY exceptions are certain limited circumstances during competitive play in England only, where 1m+ is permitted: 1) wicket keepers standing up to the stumps and 2) distance between slip fielders.
o No sweat or saliva to be applied to the ball at any time.
o A ‘hygiene break’ will take place every six overs or every 20 minutes, whichever is sooner, in which the ball is cleaned with an anti-bacterial wipe and all participants’ hands are cleaned using a suitable sanitiser. This routine should also be followed at the
start of any drinks break or the close of an innings. The responsibility for sanitising the ball during the match will lie with the lead coach or county age group manager of the fielding team.
o Batters will sanitise their bat when leaving the field of play and Wicket Keepers should sanitise their gloves.
o Bowlers should not hand any personal items to the umpire. Bowlers should place these items at the boundary themselves.
o Batters are to run in distinct running lines to ensure they are not within 2m of the bowler or other batter. Guidance marks will be made on the square on either side of the wicket.
o If two scorers are required, social distancing must be maintained with only one official inside the scorers’ box and no players to be allowed in the scorers’ box. The scorers’ box should be well ventilated.
o Communal scorebooks passed from one player to another should be avoided.
o Social distancing must always be maintained including during post-wicket celebrations, drinks breaks and tactical discussions.
o Minimise sharing of the ball in a match by limiting contact as the ball makes its way back to the bowler e.g. ball goes straight from wicketkeeper to bowler instead of around surrounding fielders.
o Spectators should remain socially distanced at all times and refrain from all contact with the ball e.g. returning it to the field of play.
o Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider UK Government guidance.
o Umpires should refrain from any contact with the ball unless they are the lead coach or manager and they are sanitising the ball.
o Umpires should be responsible for the stumps closest to them and should be the only person replacing the bails if dislodged.
o Players, staff and spectators will only enter the clubhouse or pavilion in order to wash their hands or go to the toilet.


o In the event of rain, participants should return to their own vehicle to maintain social distancing if there is insufficient OUTDOOR cover from the rain to maintain social distancing.
o Application of covers in the event of wet weather should be done whilst maintaining social distancing.


o In the event of an injury, a member of staff will only administer (emergency) first aid with the use of PPE (e.g., gloves, mask, etc).
o It is likely that parental support will be called upon quicker than in usual circumstances, particularly if the player needs support in moving, or requires emergency support.


o If the player, or a member of the household (or support bubble) exhibit symptoms, then we ask you not to attend Lincolnshire Cricket activity and take steps to isolate (as per NHS / UK government guidance). In this instance, please inform the county age group Manager immediately.

The player / participant and at least one member of the household / support bubble has read and checked each statement above, agree to the conditions stated and confirm participation in the summer programme. By completing this online form, I confirm that I have legal responsibility.

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