Following the Scottish Government announcement today that certain non-contact outdoor sports are allowed to return in the Phase 1 exit from lockdown, Cricket Scotland would like to clarify the situation regarding cricket activity and training.
The Scottish Government has advised Cricket Scotland today that cricket is not one of the sports authorised to restart activity in Phase 1, including personal training and one to one coaching.
Cricket Scotland has submitted plans to the Scottish Government for approval for the return to training at elite and club level in anticipation that cricket will form part of the Scottish Government’s Phase 2 plan to allow players and coaches to return to training. It is hoped that those plans will be approved shortly before Phase 2 commences.
Any approval and potential return to cricket activity announced by the Scottish Government around the 18th June would only take effect from 1st July.
The period between these two dates will allow players, coaches, clubs and facilities time to prepare to comply with the approved plans and guidelines which are likely to require risk assessments, special hygiene and sanitation arrangements, formal booking systems, insurance checks and an on-site presence from the facility operator to supervise training at all times.
Cricket Scotland therefore reminds clubs and others that cricket activity remains suspended and all cricket facilities should remain closed until 1st July at the earliest.