Following recent lockdown restrictions and the announcements on the plans to lift restrictions, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have released their Covid Response Roadmap that will see Cricket’s return to play in England.
We have been working closely with both the UK Government and the Welsh Government to provide clarity in what the easing of lockdown restrictions mean for recreational cricket across England and Wales.
We know that our communities, players and volunteers will have missed the social, physical and health benefits of participating in our great game and we believe we have an important role to play in supporting the nations recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Importantly, we also know that we have a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of our communities by ensuring compliance with both the latest Government guidance.
The aim of the accompanying documents is to share with you the information we currently know about what the return to cricket at the end of March will look like, in order to help your planning. This is based on our ongoing conversations with the Government and key partners to date and information published on Gov.uk.
For England, we have produced a roadmap in order to provide you with the headline information on what activities are permissible during each step of the Roadmap. We will continue to update this document and will share those updates with you over the course of the season.
The ECB have also released guidance that should be adhered to, when playing games of Cricket. The document provides measures that should betaken by players, clubs, and oficials before, during and after all cricket activity.
Maldon Cricket Club will release more information regarding how the ECB Roadmap will impact our club and will announce when cricket can return, as soon as possible.