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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.

Following the WA Government’s announcement on easing the lockdown requirements the following protocols must be adhered to by all cricket clubs within the Perth and Peel Regions until the easing of these additional restrictions is completed at 12.01am on Sunday 14 February.
 
Further guidance for community sport will also be provided from 6:00pm tonight Friday 5 February. Visit WA State Government out of Lockdown Protocols to stay up to date with the latest advice.
 
Based on the information provided to the WACA by the WA Government the following guidance can be provided for WA Cricket The WACA will provide further updates should this change at any stage:
Players do NOT need to wear masks whilst actively engaged in ‘vigorous’ outdoor activity. For outdoor cricket, this is inclusive of batting, bowling and fielding during games and training sessions.
Players will need to wear a mask while off the field, before, during and after games and training.
Umpires and players or coaches umpiring must wear masks.
Coaches, scorers, team managers, other officials and volunteers must wear a mask.
Spectators and parents must wear a mask.
Masks must be worn at all times while indoors inclusive of clubrooms, changerooms and function rooms.
Masks must be worn at all indoor training sessions.
Indoor cricket players must wear masks at all times, on and off court.
The wearing of masks as outlined above must be adhered to, unless exempt
Children under 12 are not required to wear masks.
Limit the number of people indoors at any one time – the 1 person per 4sqm rule applies with a maximum of 150 people allowed at the venue/facility. 
Ensure appropriate cleaning of facilities and equipment is undertaken.
Download and use the SafeWA App, and Clubs must ensure that QR codes are displayed.
Ensure that all players, staff and volunteers use the SafeWA App or a register is kept of all those in attendance at training and at games. Visit COVID-19 coronavirus: Contact registers (www.wa.gov.au) 
Do NOT share water bottles and follow all other hygiene requirements including washing hands and using alcohol based hand sanitiser.
Maintain social distancing of 1.5m at all times.
Follow the WA Cricket COVID-19 Return to Play Protocols with respect to sharing of equipment, use of sweat and saliva to shine balls etc.
If you are unwell or have any symptoms, then stay at home and get tested.
A G2G PASS is required to enter or leave the Perth/Peel region. This is only granted for essential travel, therefore players outside of these areas cannot travel into the Perth/Peel area for training or matches and vice versa during this period.

Please note that these requirements are in place only for Clubs in the Perth and Peel Regions. All other clubs should continue to maintain the appropriate hygiene requirements and follow the WA Cricket Return to Play Protocols.
  
Whilst the WACA will continue to provide updates via its affiliates, we urge the WA cricket community to remain informed.

 
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 

More Information

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 danny.andrews@waca.com.au