It is Auckland Cricket’s intent to provide a safe environment for players, officials, and the community to enjoy their cricket first and foremost.

This aligns with all planning to this date, and we will work in collaboration with all stakeholders to mitigate any challenges posed through the season. 

In addition to the above, we understand that there is the potential that COVID-19 restrictions may affect our summer. If this is the case, we plan to provide guidance and advice to all clubs to abide by all government, Sport NZ and New Zealand Cricket guidelines and protocols, so that we can operate in a safe environment whilst maximising playing opportunities. 

We will continue to provide updates on this page, where applicable. 

LATEST UPDATES
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11th November, 2021

Tamaki Makarau is currently in Level 3 | Step 2.

Sport NZ have provided sector guidance to what is permissible regarding sport and recreation.

Sport NZ’s guidance:

In collaboration with the Government’s advice that can be seen via their website (link below), Sport NZ’s guidance should act as the main resource.

It can be viewed at https://sportnz.org.nz/resources/play-active-recreation-and-sport-at-alert-level-3-step-2/

Non-contact outdoor sports will now be allowed to share equipment, as the risk of transmission of Covid-19 with shared equipment is low.  

Guidelines that need to be followed.
– Participants should maintain physical distancing while engaging in these activities
– There is a maximum of 25 people per gathering, including the instructor/coaches
– The shared equipment should be sanitised before and after the activity occurs
– Participants who feel unwell or are symptomatic should stay at home.

Auckland Cricket’s Guidance for Level 3 | Step Two:

General
– No food or drinks are to be shared.
– All indoor facilities remained closed including toilets and changing rooms.
– The use of QR tracing at all times.

Team Trainings

You can meet people (up to a maximum of 25 people including coaches) for non-contact cricket activities, without a maximum household limit.
– Maintain physical distancing (2 meters) with all others within the group.
– Sharing equipment including balls is permitted but items must be sanitized before and after use.
– Live net training sessions can be undertaken but social distancing guidelines must be observed and any shared equipment must be sanitized before and after use.
– Fielding activities can be undertaken but social distancing guidelines must be observed and any shared equipment must be sanitized before and after use.
– All indoor venues including training facilities, clubrooms and toilets must remain closed.
– Mask wearing is encouraged at all times when players are not participating in a training session.
– Contact tracing remains a key tool in the fight against Covid. All outdoor training facilities (nets) must have a Contact Tracing QR Poster displayed.

Games

Due to the non-contact nature of cricket, matches can be undertaken with a designated group of up to 25 individuals (including all involved i.e. player, coaches etc.).
No individual from outside of the designated group of 25 should come in contact with any member of the designated group during a match.

– Sharing equipment including balls is permitted but items must be sanitized before and after use.
– All members of the designated group must make every endeavour to maintain social distancing (2m).
– Members of the designated group that are not on the field of play should position themselves in a low thoroughfare area to reduce the chance of interaction with the general public using the park.
– If a park has more than one playing field, more than one gathering can exist provided physical distancing rules are observed. If a ball is hit or thrown onto another ground it must not be handled by members of a different gathering. A member of the gathering where the ball has originated must retrieve the ball.
– Mask wearing is encouraged at all times when players are not participating, eg. while waiting for their turn to bat. Non playing members of the group are encouraged to wear masks at all times.
– Contact tracing remains a key tool in the fight against Covid. All outdoor facilities must have a Contact Tracing QR Poster displayed and participants should be actively encouraged to scan in on arrival.
– All indoor venues such as training facilities, club rooms and toilets must remain closed.

We understand that there are numerous different complexities in cricket, and if you are in doubt or it is not covered in the above, we encourage all people to favour the safer approach and all guidelines as issued by the government.

If you have any questions about your club’s policy or registration please reach out to them, and you can find their information by visiting https://aucklandcricket.co.nz/findaclub/


General COVID-19 Information

Keeping yourself or your children away if unwell or have Covid symptoms:

  • Ensuring you scan in with the Covid Tracer app whenever applicable
  • Use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Help others to follow the guidelines and hygiene protocols
  • Be kind

For the latest information:
Locations of Interest
Testing Stations 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when appropriate.

Please continue to follow all guidelines set out by the Government, Sport NZ and NZC.
NZC Guidelines
Level 2 Guidelines 

For more information and resources:

Official COVID-19 website
SportNZ
Alert Level Information
Contact Tracing
Hygiene and Sanitation Guidance
Sector Templates
Sport Season Transition Guidelines

 

General COVID-19 Information

Keeping yourself or your children away if unwell or have Covid symptoms:

  • Ensuring you scan in with the Covid Tracer app whenever applicable
  • Use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Help others to follow the guidelines and hygiene protocols
  • Be kind

For the latest information:
Locations of Interest
Testing Stations 

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when appropriate.

Please continue to follow all guidelines set out by the Government, Sport NZ and NZC.
NZC Guidelines
Level 2 Guidelines 

For more information and resources:

Official COVID-19 website
SportNZ
Alert Level Information
Contact Tracing
Hygiene and Sanitation Guidance
Sector Templates
Sport Season Transition Guidelines