Following the update regarding groups of six, we hope that the below four questions and answers provide further clarity on some outstanding uncertainties.
Q. Can ECB provide more coaching ideas taking into account the new guidance? i.e. ‘what activities should/can we do?’
A. The Coaches association have provided content and will be uploading further to iCoachcricket.
Q. Can ECB provide guidance on clubs providing take away food and drink?
The current UK government guidance for sports facilities is:
- Bars and restaurants, including any food or drink facilities inside a clubhouse must remain closed until further notice. Take-away services can be offered, but any hot or cold food must be consumed off the premises. Read more here.
- Clubs should take measures to ensure social distancing guidelines are observed on their premises at all times.
Please note, this is not the case in Wales where all hospitality venues should remain closed.
Q. If an instance of a club not adhering to ECB guidance comes to light (e.g. by club social media post), what action (if any) should be taken and by whom?
A. Contact the relevant county board who will follow up with the club.
Q. How do insurance, coaching ratios and other Clubmark requirements intersect with the new guidance? E.g. do we need a qualified coach for a group of 5 children? Does the supervising person need to be DBS checked?
A. All Clubmark requirements stand but precedence should be given to COVID-19 restrictions.