Return to play: clubs

Return to play: clubs

​Sport provides great mental and physical health benefits for our society, and cricket is no exception. However, we all have a duty of care to ensure that our cricket clubs operate within a safe environment.

This practical guide for clubs has been developed in consultation with medical experts and in line with both ROI and NI Executive Government Guidelines. It outlines the robust measures Cricket Ireland and the Provincial Unions strongly recommend clubs to implement and maintain to help safeguard all members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This will allow all of us to get back to playing safely, improving the wellbeing of members across Ireland.

The guidelines in this document relate to Phase 3 of the Irish Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Step 4 of the Northern Ireland Executive Approach to Decision Making.

The key to success will be the collective approach to compliance with the protocols, and there is no obligation for clubs to re-open if they feel they cannot meet their health and safety obligations. Competition should be on an opt-in basis with participants taking personal responsibility to decide whether they are happy to return.

Download the documents

- Safe Return to Play: A Guide for Clubs

- Match Day Checklist

In the event of a suspected case