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.
5th February, 2022
From 11.59pm on 15 February, the country is moving into the second phase of the Red traffic light setting. Please continue to follow the protocols as directed by the Ministry of Health, including any actions as advised by them. Full information can be seen via their website at https://covid19.govt.nz/. We continue to work with all our delivery partners to ensure competitions can continue to be delivered as they have been in this setting to this date. We will advise of updates as applicable.
24th January, 2022
Today, the country returned to the Red Light phase of the Covid-19 Protection Framework. Auckland Cricket Competitions will continue following the same guidelines and processes that were in place at the start of the season on December 4th.
Covid Protection Framework
The COVID-19 Protection Framework brings us an opportunity to be freer to move and live with less disruption and offers the stability needed to plan for the future. It introduces a new traffic light system to manage COVID-19 in the community:
General Principles – Red
At Red, action will need to be taken to protect both at-risk people and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.
General Principles – Orange
At Orange, there will be increasing community transmission that is putting pressure on our health system. The entire health system will focus its resources, but can continue to manage primary care, public health, and hospitals. There may also be an increasing risk for at-risk people.
General Principles – Green
Green is when there are some COVID-19 cases in the community, and sporadic imported cases. Community transmission will be limited and COVID-19 hospitalisations will be at a manageable level. The health system will be ready to respond, including primary care, public health, and hospitals.
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.
Within the Covid Protection Framework community sport may be delivered without the use of a vaccine certificate process as long as all other protocols are followed.
For more information on the different levels and protocols please visit – https://sportnz.org.nz/covid-19-response/covid-19-protection-framework/
New Zealand Cricket Guidance
In collaboration with Sport NZ and the six major associations NZC have developed guidelines to assist the delivery of community cricket safely within each of the three levels. For these documents including guidelines on clubrooms, training and playing please visit – http://www.nzc.nz/community/covid-19
Auckland Cricket Guidance
We look forward to delivering you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer.
As we have navigated through the disruptions brought about by Covid 19 our intent has always been to follow the advice of the Ministry of Health, Sport NZ and New Zealand Cricket to maximise cricketing opportunities for all in a safe environment.
Based on this advice, New Zealand Cricket and all six major associations plan to deliver community cricket within the Covid Protection Framework following all relevant protocols but without the need for a vaccination certificate process. This will apply to all Auckland Cricket competitions.
While there is no vaccine certificate process for people to participate in Auckland Cricket competitions (including players and volunteers), we strongly encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated, in particular those interacting with younger cricketers.
There will, however, be vaccination certificate requirements to enter hospitality venues (i.e., clubroom bars) and it is best to get in contact with your club, school, or district to discuss their respective vaccine certificate policy.
To assist us to deliver cricket safely please follow the below steps under all three levels:
- Check in at venues using the Covid Tracer App.
- Follow all Covid hygiene protocols including hand washing.
- Follow all signage and directions from the host club or venue.
- Stay within your gathering at all times, and keep 2 metres distance from anyone outside your gathering.
- Wear a mask when applicable.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- Supply your vaccination pass if entering a hospitality venue.
- Respect all other people within our community.
We ask that you respect all people involved within our community and if you have any concerns about participating in cricket this summer to touch base with your club, school, or district.
For more information on the Covid Protection Framework, please visit our website at https://aucklandcricket.co.nz/covid-19/
To see where your team is playing this weekend, please check our fixtures page at https://aucklandcricket.co.nz/community-cricket/fixtures-results/
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
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when appropriate.