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COVID-19 update for County Board Chairs and Leads

Further updates as we work with Government and Sport England during this uncertain time

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COVID-19 update for County Board Chairs and Leads

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It remains critical that our decision making is medically led and informed by science and as a result, we are not able to provide all the answers at the minute. Please be assured that we are continuing to work through the questions we receive and will update you as frequently as possible.

NATIONAL PROGRAMMES

The safety and well-being of all people involved in cricket is our absolute priority and so whilst we continue to work through solutions, All Stars and Dynamos Cricket remain suspended. We are currently working through what this means for those who have registered for both national participation programmes and will be in touch within three weeks to update you.

We know that cricket can have a huge part to play in supporting physical and mental wellbeing of children around the country and we are working hard to find a solution which involves running courses later in the summer.

We are fully committed to doing the best for cricket and its communities throughout this unusual period. In the meantime, we are also exploring ways that we can bring cricket to homes across the country through indoor games, challenges and digital content and we look forward to sharing details with you soon.

SCHOOLS

Following the cancellation of the Schools Cricket Action Plan launch, we had hoped to share a digital update with you this week. Unfortunately, with the changing situation around schools’ closure, we are still finalising what this means for the Schools Cricket Action Plan and as a result will not be in a position to share further details this week.

This Action Plan is an important part of Inspiring Generations and it is going to take some time to work through the best course of action for the project. We will update you as frequently and as soon as possible with further details but this is likely to take a number of weeks.

EWCT INTEREST FREE LOAN SCHEME

The Trustees of the England and Wales Cricket Trust (ECB’s subsidiary charity) have agreed that loan repayments will be suspended until May 2021. All other terms and conditions remain in place. If you have any questions, please contact loans@ecb.co.uk.

SAFEGUARDING

The safety of our clubs and centres remains a priority. Whilst we have suspended all Safe Hands courses, we will be introducing an interim training package to everyone that needs it. Full details will be shared through County Welfare Officers.

We have had to make changes to the standard practice of Disclosure and Barring Service Checks but will be following the Government guidance on temporary changes which include:

DBS Certificates will now be able to be emailed to safe.guarding@ecb.co.uk instead of posting.

Overseas Certificate of Good Conduct will now be able to be emailed to dbs@ecb.co.uk instead of posting.

Access has been temporarily changed for ID verification to the top levels of access: ECB Staff / Regional Users / Primary County-Wide Users / Secondary County-Wide Users (which would include all County Welfare Officers & their deputies / Regional Programme Execs / City Programme Execs

ID Verifications will now be supported via video conferencing instead of Face to Face meetings.

COMPETITIONS

Following the announcement last week relating to the suspension of recreational cricket, cricket competitions will be suspended until further notice. Please be assured that we are continuing to work through the questions and what options there will be for running competitions at a later date. We will update you as frequently as possible.

This is new territory for all of us, and we’d like to thank you personally for your support and patience as we work through solutions. We will be in touch soon with answers to as many questions as possible.

 

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