Following the change in Lockdown rules announced by the Government on 10th May, the ECB has produced revised guidance for cricket clubs in England on how this affects the opening up of facilities for practice/nets. A copy of this guidance can be found on the "Members Only" website.
The guide covers:
• What has changed and what clubs can now reopen.
• A reminder of the precautions that still need to be taken – including social distancing.
• What work will need to be done to prepare facilities in readiness for use.
• How to operate your facility safely – including:
o Establishing a booking system to avoid crowding and allow contact tracing.
o Maintaining safe access and movement around site.
o Setting some ground rules and ensuring compliance.
Please note, this guidance is provided to support the advice of government and medical experts, as well as to offer practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe whilst undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment.
AT PRESENT THE STEVENAGE CC FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL ADVISED OTHERWISE. THE COMMITTEE IS ACTIVELY REVIEWING THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND PREPARING PROCEDURES THAT WILL NEED TO BE IN PLACE TO ALLOW PRACTICE SESSIONS ON THE GROUND. AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE SHORTLY
Note that the ECB advises that no club should reopen their outdoor facilities if they feel unable to fully meet the requirements they have outlined.