Clubs & Associations
COMMUNITY CRICKET & COVID-19
As we navigate through the COVID-19 coronavirus WA Roadmap we want to ensure that our cricket community stay safe, healthy and connected during this time.
As of 27 June 2020, Western Australia moved into phase 4 of the WA Governments phased roadmap to recovery. This means we can resume many of the activities we’ve had to put on hold, including sporting activities. Phase 5 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap is expected to be in place on October 24 and a final Phase 6 which would see border restrictions lifted still to be determined.
As the season start gets nearer, it is vitally important that you are aware of the guidelines and restrictions set out by the State Government to protect our community from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Below is a basic guide for clubs and associations based on the current State Government rules and restrictions. Further, we encourage all our clubs and associations to reach out to their Local Government Authority to understand how they are managing their facilities and grounds in response to the WA Government’s roadmap.
Over recent months, Cricket Australia has collaborated with State Cricket Associations, to develop Return to Play protocols that aim to keep our cricket community safe while playing the game they love.
Given that Western Australia is currently under Phase 4 Restrictions of the WA Roadmap to Recovery and winter sports are well under way in the community, we are confident that the upcoming summer of community cricket in WA will go ahead.
However, it is important to acknowledge that WA is operating under a different environment to other states across the country. Some of the Australian Cricket Return to Play Protocols better reflect the environment of other states that are currently operating under heavier restrictions.
For this reason, we have sought the advice of the WACA’s State Medical Officer, WA Heath and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to assess these protocols against the current WA Government COVID-19 Sport and Recreation Guidelines.
Further detail of this WA specific guidance to each of the key Australian Cricket Return to Play Protocols has been developed to ensure the WA cricket community can safely get back to the game whilst playing in line with the current WA Government guidelines. These protocols and guidelines are available on the WACA website.
Also available are Cricket Australia’s Return to Play Practical Guidelines to help your club with the application of these protocols, especially in relation to hygiene practices. There are also a range of other resources and products available online to assist your clubs.
Please continue to visit www.wa.gov.au for the WA Government’s COVID-19 Sport and Recreation guidelines and COVID-19 Safety Plan template, which we encourage clubs to complete in preparation for the season. We also encourage clubs to consider appointing a COVID Safety Officer for this season. Someone to help coordinate your club’s planning and application of these Return to Play protocols for the benefit of all involved.
The WACA will ensure all clubs across the state are kept informed should the current status of the WA COVID-19 Roadmap change.
We have also developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions that you may find here
If you require more information relating to the WA Government guidelines and restrictions, please review to the WA Government website listed previously.
For more information on our WA Cricket Return to Play Protocols and any of the Australian Cricket guidelines, please contact your WACA Cricket Manager or Danny Andrews at the WACA on 0417 164 843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org