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Return to Training

Following the release of the Cricket Ireland guidelines around the ‘Return to Training’ protocols, the club has been working diligently to ensure that we meet all the requisite levels of preparedness and safety.

This has included the preparation of a Risk Assessment which has been submitted to Munster Cricket and the creation of a Covid-19 sub-committee which comprises of Kieran Aherne, Andy Wootton, Abdul Jabbar Younus, Robert Duggan, Pat Donnelly, Steve Ross, Matt Reed and Kevin O’Sullivan.

Before We Start

Please remember you must stay at home if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell.

You must:

  • Check with your GP prior to playing if you are in a high-risk health category.
  • Find out what protocols are in place at the club.
  • Ensure your club has up-to-date contact details for you.

All members should note the following protocols and procedures before returning to training:

Membership Up-To-Date

Access to the facilities will be restricted to current members of the club for legal and compliance reasons so all members must have paid their 2020 subscriptions prior to a return to training.

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Arrival & Check-in

A player should arrive ‘practice’ or ‘game’ ready no more than 5 minutes prior to the reserved time. It is important that players check-in with the COVID Safety Officer and maintain social distancing and wait in a pre-designated waiting area.

Hand Hygiene & Social Distancing

Players should sanitise their hands prior to attending the club and ensure that they observe social distancing at all times. This includes no handshakes or high fives with teammates, etc. Use the hand sanitiser provided prior to and after practice.

Cricket Equipment

Players are to bring their own cricket equipment for practice and should not share with anyone else during the session.

Bring your own cricket ball or one issued by the Club for your practice.

Club Training Sessions

A maximum of 15 players will be allowed at scheduled club training sessions. Players will be asked to confirm attendance via a scheduling system in advance. Please only request a spot if you can guarantee you will be there.

Booking A Net Session

Net sessions are permitted outside the scheduled training times for a maximum of two people at any one time. These 45-minute sessions must be booked in advance at €4 per person with a COVID Safety Officer present.

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Parents Waiting Area

Aside from parents/guardians who will be directed to a marked ‘waiting area’ (see map below), no spectators will be allowed on the ground during the return to train phase.

Please Remember

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Do not share objects that touch your mouth, for example, bottles, cups, etc.
  • If you must cough or sneeze do so into a clean tissue or at worst into the ‘elbow’ of your sleeve.
  • Always follow the instructions of your coach and COVID Safety Officer!

Ground Layout

On entering the grounds each player will be allocated an equipment bay area, this will be a clearly marked and numbered area for player and or parent to put equipment. They will also be allocated a group and zone, the ground will be broken into 5 or 6 zones. A coach will also be allocated a zone, the coach and assistant coach will stay in that zone and not move from that zone.

Coaches will use a baseball mitt for receiving a ball if require and both coaches will coach from an appropriate distance at all times. Specific rules also apply to net bays (see row 4 in assessment). Each group will be allocated a specific time per zone at the end of this time a whistle will sound and the group will move to the next zone together, all the while keeping social distancing.

ground-layout

  • Car Park Area (Parking 3 meters apart)
  • Way In, from Car Park to Bay Area
  • Bay Area/Parent Area, where gear/equipment is kept
  • Zone 1 Training Area
  • Zone 2 Training Area
  • Zone 3 Training Area
  • Zone 4 Training Area
  • Zone 5 Net Area (Artificial Surface)
  • Zone 5 Net Area (Grass Wicket Surface)

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