Auckland Cricket, with the support of the club network, are preparing for a full summer season. It is our 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:

Monday 8th March

The move to Alert Level 2 allows community sport to be played if all relevant government guidelines are followed, and therefore, Auckland Cricket Competitions will go ahead as scheduled this week / weekend.

Our protocols for play at Alert Level 2 were established before the start of the season and were actioned by clubs, College Sport and Auckland Council (last time we were in Alert Level 2) to ensure all the required Return to Play guidelines are in place to allow cricket to happen safely. 

For play to happen, clubs will have in place: 

  • Return to Play plan 
  • Training Plan
  • Club and Changing Room Plan 
  • Contact Tracing Plan

We also need everyone involved in our sport to play their part to help us, and each other. You can do that by:

  • Keeping yourself or your children away if unwell or have Covid symptoms
  • Ensuring you scan in with the COVID-19 Tracer app wherever you are playing. If you cannot find a QR code at the venue, use the manual check-in on the COVID-19 Tracer app.
  • Use hand sanitiser regularly throughout your game
  • Help others to follow the guidelines and hygiene protocols
  • When you can keep a 1m distance from others within your game and always maintain a 2m distance from those in other games and the wider public (this includes on and off-field)
  • Follow all guidance as directed from your clubs and/or schools

Your club will have more detailed information about the measures they will have in place specific to their environment – get in touch with them to find out more.

Level 2

Under Level 2 cricket activity can occur if Ministry of Health and NZ Cricket COVID-19 guidelines are followed, including restrictions on mass gatherings (100), contact tracing and hygiene protocols.

For Auckland Cricket Competitions played under Level 2 conditions during the week of 9th – 14th March, please note the following adjustments (which should be read in conjunction with all Level 2 guidelines as below):

  • Minor changes may have been made to venues and start times to best align with the guidelines; please check your match details via CricHQ, ACA Website or ACA App.
  • To avoid overlap of time-slots and therefore the people associated with morning and afternoon grades: 
    • All 8 AM games must finish by 10.30 AM and all people associated with these games must be off-site by 10.45 AM.
    • All afternoon games are starting at 12 PM or later and all people associated with these games must not be on-site until 10.50 AM (at the earliest).
  • Some clubs may offer a food and beverage service in-line with the guidelines, we encourage you to check with your host club, and if in doubt bring your own food and drinks. 
  • A sports field can have multiple defined spaces by keeping people in groups of up to 100 and ensuring groups are separated through consistent 2-metre physical distancing when outdoors. If there are multiple games at your venue, please ensure a physical distance of 2 metres from public and those involved in other games at all times.
  • To limit the people on the ground we encourage drop off and pick up, if practical. If parents and supporters need to be on-site, please maintain a 2-metre distance from all others. 

The above is subject to change with the Government scheduled to provide an update on Alert Levels on Friday 12 March.

For Saturday morning games, draws will not change unless it is confirmed by Thursday 11 March at 12PM that Auckland will be in Level 1 by 6 AM on Saturday 13 March or before. If this is to happen amendments to the draws will be made by 5 PM on Thursday 11 March.


General 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