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Covid-19 Crossbats C.C. Policy

CROSSBATS CRICKET CLUB – COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT AND OPERATING GUIDE
The document is based on the guidelines issued by the ECB.
Crossbats CC has carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and prepared this Operating Guide on a tailored and proportionate basis. This includes adopting elements of the ECB guidance which are most appropriate to the cricketing activities and limited facilities of Crossbats CC. All players of Crossbats CC will be required to follow the procedures set out herein.
The guide is designed for stage 4 (For the latest roadmap please refer to the ECB website. Stage 5 would mean unrestricted activities with no need for any specific guidelines.
 Summary
The purpose of this document is to set out practical guidance to Crossbats CC players on the steps they should take to remain safe whilst undertaking recreational cricket activity and informal cricket activity in an outdoor environment.
 All activity should be consistent with the Government guidance regarding social distancing.
The rules allow for individuals and groups of up to 30 people to remain safe, whilst undertaking recreational cricket activity, and competitive cricket in an outdoor environment.
Below is a summary in relation to outdoor cricket activity:
·    All members must undergo a personal symptom check at home prior to matches. Stay at home and do not take part if you display any Covid-19 symptoms.
·    For all activity, social distancing of at least two meters (or as per government guidelines) must be maintained at all times including during wicket celebrations. Exceptions below can be at 1m+ distance –
–  Wicket keeper standing up to the stumps
–  Distance between slip fielders
  • Nets must be booked through the Crossbats cc online booking system and all participants must adhere to Marble Hill Guidelines.
  • Club members will only be allowed to use their own individual equipment. Any use of shared equipment (stumps, balls, flags and scorebook) must be carried out in accordance with the guidance identified in this risk assessment.
  • No saliva or sweat should be applied to the ball at any
  • Groups are now limited to a maximum of 30 participants.
 Individual cricket members, will need to:
  • Wash hands at home before and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring yourown hand sanitiser. Follow all personal hygiene guidelines as published by the UK government.
  • Make a booking for the net sessions using the shared google sheets.
  • Check for symptoms of COVID-19. In line with current advice. If you are, or have been symptomatic, and/or living in a household with a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19 infection, you should remain at home for the appropriate amount of time and follow Government guidance accordingly.
  • Follow UK Government guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 if it applies to you.
  • Avoid public transport if at all possible.
  • While attending Crossbats CC net and cricket matches, follow the instructions from the club or Marble Hill Park representative.
  • While attending Crossbats CC net and cricket matches, adhere to the relevant guidelines and operating rules.
  • Be aware of the increase in transmission risk associated with partaking in even socially distanced group activity and be clear that you are opting to voluntarily participate in cricket activity at your own risk.
  • Be responsible for their own tea, refreshments and water. The club will not be providing these during stage 4 of the return to recreational cricket.
  • Acknowledge that their individual emails, phone numbers and other contact details will be shared, if needed and asked by the relevant authorities, with the NHS contact tracing program.
  • While accessing the facilities at Marble Hill Park, all club members must adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines set by Marble Hill Park and to cooperate with the rangers on any checks they would want to make under the guidelines.
  • Bring own individual kit and equipment, there would be no sharing of kits permitted, unless sharing with a family member.
Responsibility of the club
Crossbats CC will comply with all relevant booking conditions for using the facilities managed by Marble Hill Park. Additionally, Crossbats CC will work along with the Marble Hill Park rangers to implement those parts of their operating guidelines which are pertinent to the use of the outdoor nets and the cricket pitch and grounds. More particularly, Crossbats CC will:
  • Work with Marble Hill Park rangers to identify the representative from Marble Hill park rangers undertaking the role of managing the facilities during any booked session(s) for the club.
  • Communicate extensively the operating guidelines and risk assessment to all club members using the existing available communication channels.
  • Require that each member, who would participate in the Crossbats net and or matches have read and acknowledged the operating guidelines and risk assessment.
  • Require that each club member participating in the net practice and/or matches takes full responsibility for themselves to follow the clubs guidelines.
  • Require that each club member carry out the net practice and or matches under the COVID-19 guidelines; comply with the club’s conditions of booking, and if necessary control timings of activity if there is a mix up or people go beyond the allotted time.
  • Require that each club member, while attending Crossbats CC net and matches, to follow the instructions of Marble Hill Park representative and or rangers.
  • Create a controlled booking system for club net sessions and pitch practice sessions –
To control the number of people accessing the facility and reduce the likelihood of gatherings which are not permitted under UK Government guidelines.
A well-managed booking system will also enable contact tracing if there is a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection of a user.
This does not require specific software; the club could use a shared calendar app or keep paper records.
  • Maintain an accurate record and contact information of who has attended to support contact tracing in the case of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
  • Continue to comply with all safeguarding  guidance.
  • Ensure we have all the appropriate and up-to-date insurance.
  • Continue to comply with data protection law including not sharing personal details of participants with others without having a legal basis for doing so.
  • Make booking management system ‘live’ with details of club members attending the booked sessions, for all to see.
  • If needed, share any available contact information (emails, phone numbers, address etc) to assist with the NHS contact tracing programs.
Establishing and Communicating Operating Rules
Operating rules applicable to all club members for site-specific restrictions are set out in Schedule A – CROSSBATS CRICKET CLUB – COVID-19 OPERATING RULES.
These rules will be communicated to each person making a booking and or participating in a cricket match, on club social media channels.
 Capacity and Social Distancing
The club has carried out a risk assessment, along with the Marble Hill Park rangers, to determine the maximum capacity for the Marble Hill facility that can be achieved safely whilst maintaining social distancing and notexceeding the current limits on training groupsize, which is 30.
Equipment
  • No saliva or sweat should be applied to the ball (or any other cricket equipment) at any time.
  • Any use of shared equipment (stumps, balls, flags and scorebook) must be carried out in accordance with the guidance identified in this risk assessment.
Next Steps
  • The club will continue to review the operating plan, along with the identified representative from English Heritage, Marble Hill Park, after day one and week one and revise if necessary – with a view to confirm the ground and facility operation continues to be fit for purpose and safe for the club to continue using it for net practice and cricket matches.
  • Act on any incidence of infection prior to or after use of the facility and help in contact tracing.
  • Be prepared to cancel a planned event where notifiedof:
ü  An incidence of COVID-19 infection of auser.
ü  A change in UK Governmentguidance/regulation.
  • Constantly review UK Government guidance and regularly review news updates on the ECB website.
 Dependencies
  • English Heritage, Marble Hill Park to have completed (and shared) the risk assessment to open the cricket nets and pitch for training sessions and matches.
  • Marble Hill park to help open up the toilet facilities in line with guidance and rules as set by the UK government
  • To help in crowd expectation management by putting up display signs to inform the general public of portion of the ground being off limit.
Schedule A – CROSSBATS CRICKET CLUB – COVID-19 OPERATING RULES
All club members are expected to follow all rules at any time they are participating in a club lead net practice or cricket match.
 Rules:
  • Do not attend if you or anyone in your household displays symptoms or your household is currently in isolation (full details at the beginning of thisdocument).
  • Personal hygiene measures should be carried out at home before and after useof the
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after participating in net practice and or cricket matches.
  • Avoid public transport.
  • Try not to arrive too early, aim to arrive at the start of your slot to help with social distancing.
  • Bring your own playing/training equipment including balls for net practice.
  • Bring your own filled drinking bottles.
  • Do not leave private property behind.
  • No spitting.
  • No saliva or sweat should be applied to the ball at any time.
  • As always, the health and safety of participants is paramount – please ensure those using the nets and during cricket matches minimise the risk of injury (wear helmets, pads etc). As well as emergency response times being delayed, this is vital to avoid any additional stress on the NHS.
  • Encourage all users to report any infection of their household following use of the facility to allow effective contact tracing and to limit the spread of the virus.
  • Please note that there are limited to no toilet facilities currently available at Marble Hill Park.
  • While attending Crossbats CC net and cricket matches to follow the instructions of the club or Marble Hill Park representative and or rangers.
  • While attending Crossbats CC net and cricket matches to follow the instructions and adhere to the guidelines and operating rules. Keep equipment (kit bags etc.) at an appropriate distance from others equipment.
  • Read and comply with the operating guide, rules and risk assessments for participating in the net and or pitch practice sessions. If any of the points are unclear please raise your queries with the club captains.
  • If you do not agree with the operating guide, rules and risk assessments (or any points in them), please refrain from attending any club led net or cricket matches.
SCHEDULE B – RISK ASSESSMENT
Risk Probability Impact Mitigation Plan Owner
Booking system does not work or track Low High Take screenshoots of Google page as back up for attendance list. All members attending training sessions to know the names of the other team members who attended. If need be all attendees to help the club representative in identifying the attendees. Alan & Guy
Hand Sanitisers are not available High Low All club members to be asked to carry their own sanitisers.
Each member to have their own equipment. No sharing of equipment allowed.
Club Captains
Communication is not shared with members Low Low Use all communication methods – Whatapp group, website, Email and to also include the guidelines if possible in the booking system. Alistair, Guy and Alan
Team members do not follow operating guidelines Low High Club members to report such incidences to the club captains. Club captains to issues warnings to such members. More than 3 instances would result in the individual not being allowed to participate in the club training activities or matches till lifting of the restrictions. All club members
Any individual team member displays Covid 19 symptoms during training Low High Club members to immediately stop the sessions. Person displaying the symptom is asked to leave and follow government guidance and rules. All attendees to follow and adhere to government rules in such instance. If contacted by the contact track team, to follow all instructions and rules. Club captains to maintain a list of individuals displaying symptoms (not for public sharing) and not allowing the individual to participate in further training till the government rules and directions are completed in such instances – i.e. testing and or isolation. All individuals

Club captain

Infections from others

Risk of transmission – Ball

Low High Unessential handling of the ball to be minimised. Eg single throwback to bowler rather than round the field. On identification of a player displaying Covid 19 symptoms all attendees will be notified and advised to follow Government guidelines. All balls to be sanitised using appropriate material every 6 overs. No sweat or saliva to be allowed on the balls. Club Captains

All Players

Infections from others

Risk of transmission – Stumps

Low High Stumps to be setup and reinstated by the wicket keeper only.

At the end of game to be quarantined for 72 hours.

On identification of a player displaying Covid 19 symptoms all attendees will be notified and advised to follow Government guidelines.

Club Captains

Wicket Keeper(s)

Infections from others

Risk of transmission – flags

Low Low Minimal use of flags.  To be placed and collected by a named individual for each game.  Used flags quarantined for 72 hours. Club Captains

Designated player

Infections from others

Risk of transmission – Scorebook

Low Low Single use scoresheets.  Scorers to use own pen/pencil etc. Scoresheets to be amalgamated via Google sheets at end of game and sheets safely disposed of. Club Captains

Designated players

Infections from others

Risk of transmission – Wicket Keeper

Low High Equipment would be single person use only. Wicket keeper gloves to be disinfected periodically during the practice session with sanitiser and anti bacterial wipes.  Wicket keeper to wash his equipment after ever use Club Captains

Wicket Keeper (s)

 

SCHEDULE C – TASK LIST

 

Activities Status Persons Responsible
Create operating guidelines based on reference template from ECB Completed Anir, Alan, Guy & Adam
Create a booking system to monitor and control attendance for nets and pitch practice Completed Alan and Guy
Maintain record of club members who have attended a session to help with contact tracing Completed Alan and Guy
To try and procure hand sanitiser for use. Completed Anir
Establish and communicate Covid – 19 operating guidelines Completed Club Captains – Alistair, Anir & Mark
Crossbats CC will work along with the Marble Hill Park rangers to implement those parts of their operating guidelines which are pertinent to the use of the outdoor nets and the cricket pitch Completed Club representative(s)
Ongoing review of the operating plan after day one and week one and revise if necessary – with a view to confirm the ground and facility operation continues to be fit for purpose and safe for those operating, maintaining and using the site. Completed & Monitored on an ongoing basis Adam Skinner
Constantly review UK Government guidance. Regularly review of news updates on the ECB website. Completed & Monitored on an ongoing basis Dean Sayers
Complete risk assessment, including equipment risk assessment Completed & Monitored on an ongoing basis Anir and Alan
Update the guide document in line with any ECB and or government regulation changes Completed & Monitored on an ongoing basis Anir