Return to training: clubs

Return to training: 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 training safely, improving the well-being of members across Ireland.

The guidelines in this document relate to Phase 2 of the Irish Governments Roadmap for Reopening Society and Step 2 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.

Download the documents

- Guide for Clubs

- Guide for Coaches

- Guide for Players

- Club Cleaning Guidelines 

- Club Prepare to Restart Checklist

- Cricket Pitch zones diagram

- Template: Risk Assessment (word)

- Template: Risk Assessment (excel)

- Template: Club Facilities Booking Sheet

- Template: Self-Assessment Form

Online Education

Clubs will to need to register through an online form for the Covid-19 Education and Awareness Training (see link). If a club’s nominated COVID-19 Safety Officer has already completed accredited COVID-19 Safety training through an alternate provider they are not required to complete the Cricket Ireland course. However, details of the alternate course completed must be lodged with their Provincial Union.  

Hygiene Starter Packs

Our supplier provides clinical grade cleaning and medical supplies, they have also created some handy information on what may be required for your facility to return to sport (see link). If you wish to avail of the Cricket Ireland subsidised club hygiene starter pack please use on the online form (see link) or please email who will be able to help.  The subsidy is limited to one per club and for a starter pack only. 


If you have any questions or concerns that arise, please contact your affiliated Provincial Union in the first instance.