PURPOSE OF THESE GUIDELINES

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview action plan of what Cricket South Africa (CSA) recommends as guidelines to the safe return to play of Amateur Cricket activities (Return to Train only – Lockdown Level 3).
The guidelines are relevant for all amateur related cricket activities that encompass ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING ONLY as approved by the CSA Members.

RETURN TO TRAIN

Email: info@sacricketacademy.co.za
Phone: 060 9000 625
CSA GUIDELINES FOR AMATEUR CRICKET UNDER LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN (ONE-ON-ONE COACHING)

3.    PRIME DECISION PRINCIPLES

 

It is of paramount importance to note that the development of these guidelines is based on the Regulations promulgated in Government Gazette – RESUMPTION OF TRAINING AND MATCHES FOR NON – CONTRACT SPORTS.

CSA and its Members primary considerations in developing the return to train guidelines for amateur activities (one-on-one training only) will be subject to government directives, including the following conditions:

  • CSA Members must ensure that all applicants wishing to return to train are compliant with the required health protocols and provide operational plans;
  • Provide supporting letter from the venue owners authorising resumption of one-on-one training (this applies to both private and municipal owned facilities);
  • Training venues must be disinfected and cleaned every day;
  • Control measures must be put in place;
  • Monitoring and Compliance by the CSA Member must be assured;
  • CSA Member Compliance Officer must be appointed;
  • Applicants must also appoint Compliance Officers;
  • All approved training venues names approved by the CSA Member must be forwarded to the CSA via the office of the National Coach Education Manager – gift m athe@cr ico.za
  • No spectators are allowed at training;
  • Attendance register must be kept by compliance officer for all people entering the sporting venue for One-on-One training daily;
  • All people entering the sporting venue must wear mask and be screened;
  • Any person with an abnormal temperature may not be allowed to enter the sporting venue; and
  • Areas declared as Hotspot should be avoided subject to the advisory from the Department of Health, and extra precautionary measures must be in place if allowed to

 

Note further that the Cricket South Africa and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture may deploy officials to monitor compliance and such officials may be allocated a specific identifying  document.

 

  1. GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

 

This guide provides an overview of the activities that can be conducted by coaches and players at alert level 3 while following the strict hygiene protocols provided by WHO, NICD and the South African government. Hygiene practices include, regular hand washing with soap for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol based sanitiser, social and physical distancing, and wearing of face masks in public places, using your elbow to shield your sneeze or cough, and to consult a doctor if any participant is experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms.

 

5.    RETURN TO TRAIN PROCESS

A phased-in approach to the resumption of amateur cricket activities is to encourage compliance with the government requirements and to also ensure that we do not spread of the virus.

The main components listed below must be considered in this approach:

  • Conducting a risk assessment of the training and match venues to ensure precautions are taken to minimize risks and provide a safe workplace for those participating in
  • When using a training facility, training should be staggered where possible to minimize numbers, maintain social and physical distancing, and reduce Consider modifying training times so there are less people present at any one time.
  • Equipment sharing should be If unavoidable, an appropriate cleaning protocol should be followed before and after use.
  • Personal equipment should be sanitized before and after use (training). The use of external equipment should be limited where
  • Participants should arrive ready to train and avoid using communal facilities where

6.    PROTOCOLS FOR SAFE RETURN TO TRAINING AND PLAY

Before the commencement of any cricket activities the following guideline protocols need to be observed and adhered to. The guidelines are necessary to protect:

6.1  Facilities/Sporting  Venue

  • Written permission needs to be obtained from the cricket facility owners to resume training (i.e. Municipality, School’s Body, Private facility owners, etc)
  • Where schools’ facilities are involved, proof that a formal notification of return to train plans have been sent and endorsed by the District Office or School Governing
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection of facilities and sport venues before any training can These include but not limited to (dressing rooms, showers, toilets, floors, coaching equipment, etc) and any other facility close to the precinct of the sporting venue.
  • No ‘deep cleaning is required” or specific COVID-19 hygiene clean is required if the facility has been unoccupied for more than seven
  • Frequently touched surfaces like door doorknobs, taps, gate handles, locks and toilet handles need to be cleaned regularly and
  • There should be facilities available for the washing of hands with soap and
  • Areas of isolation must be

 

6.2  Screening and Testing of Players, Coaches and officials

  • All players, coaches and officials to wash their hands or sanitise their hands at the entrance/gate (Hand sanitiser to have at least 70% alcohol content)
  • All players, coaches and officials to undergo screening before allowed entry into the
  • Anyone with a temperature above of 3° C should not be allowed into the facility. They must be informed of their results and told to go home, to a hospital or medical practitioner and kept in an identified isolation area until they are able to return home or fetched by parents in the case of minors.

6.3  Control Measures

  • All information relating to Covid-19 to be displayed at the entrance and prominent places within the sporting
  • Screening and hygiene stations to be set up at the entrance
  • The number of entrances to be limited
  • Screeners to undergo the necessary orientation
  • No mask no entry policy must be operational
  • Registers to be completed in full upon arrival and before entrance with the following details:
    • Date
    • Full names
    • Cell number, telephone number or email address
    • Contact detail of person living in the same residence
    • Temperature reading
  • No sharing of common objects like water

 

6.4  Compliance and Monitoring

  • CSA Members to appoint a compliance manager prior to the resumption of any cricket
  • The Compliance Manager to evaluate the operational plan developed by the applicant against the guidelines If satisfied with measures, an approval letter (on the official letter of the CSA Member) must be provided specifying the address of the approved venue for one-on-one training.
  • The approved venue must appoint a compliance officer to monitor the day-to-day activities as well as to:
    • To ensure that the standard of hygiene and health protocol are adhered to
  • Players, coaches and officials to give written notice to the compliance officer to confirm that to their best of their knowledge they are Covid-19 free:
    • To inform that they have not had any Covid-19 symptoms (high temperature, fever, new continuous cough, shortness of breath in past 14 days immediately prior to the resumption of any cricket activities
    • Confirm that they have not been in contact with someone confirmed to have contracted Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to the resumption
  • Members should ensure that they comply with all regulations and directions regarding contact tracing

7.    ANNEXURES

  • Annexure A – Requirements for operating venues
  • Annexure B – Screening of players / coaches / others on practice day
  • Annexure C – Recommended back to action guide for coaches and cricketers

 

 A NN EXUR E A – R EQ UIR E MENT S F OR OP ERATI NG VEN UES

 
Checklist Guidelines Action

·         Registration Forms

·         Screening        process       in place.

·         Hand sanitizers.

·         Clearly demarcated social distance demarcations.

·         Portable hand sanitizer for playing purposes.

·         Wearing of masks.

·         Administrative   approvals in place.

·         Accredited Covid officer to be on site.

·         Isolation area identified, in case one of the venue user screened displays symptoms

·         Electronic and Hard Copies.

·         Covid accredited person with stipulated equipment to facilitate.

·         Attached in all relevant areas

i.e.       Bathrooms,         dressing rooms, Communal areas.

·         Mark areas and stipulate number per area.

·         Compulsory for all non- competing players and supporters.

·         Approval from SGB, Member and local government that practices may take place on relevant fields.

·         There is compliant officer in place.

·         Forms      developed       and     shared      with members.

·         Government guidelines to be followed.

·         Sanitizers   to   be   installed  before   any arrivals.

·         Markings on floors and ground to enforce social 1,5 m distancing.

·         Spare masks available.

·         All  administrative  approvals  must  be  in place.

 

 A NN EXUR E B – M EMB ER G U ID ELIN E: SC RE ENING O F PL A YER S/COAC H ES/ OT HER S O N PR AC TIC E

 D AY

PURPOSE

To inform Members about safety protocols on practice days for all amateur activities under level 2 and when permitted to return to train. To provide guidelines to applicants and venue management on how to manage the screening process when player, support staff and/or any other people enter the sports ground/stadium/premises.

BACKGROUND

The screening measures are necessary to protect players and coaches and to avoid the spreading of or infection with the COVID-19 virus.

  1. Control of entrances
  • The number of entrances used must be limited depending on the availability of
  • Designate areas where screening can take Venue management must assist so that there is proper control.
  • Applicants must ensure that screeners receive the necessary
  • Screeners must wear a mask and sanitise their hands
  • No person should be allowed onto the sports ground/stadium/premises without a
  • The applicant must provide sports ground/stadiums/premises with digital thermometer scanners, which must be used to measure the body temperature of entrants where not
  • Any person who refuses to be screened, cannot be allowed onto the sports ground/stadium/premises.
  1. Procedural aspects

The following should occur at the identified entrance points to the sports ground/stadium/premises:

  • Screening staff must report on time for the screening
  • Ensure that all the screening materials are ready and in working
  • Players/coaches must  be  asked  to  queue  for  screening,  observing  the  1,5  m  social  distancing
  • Markers on the ground/floor can be used to assist with social
  • Ensure that individuals wear No one must be allowed onto the sports ground/stadium/premises without a mask.
  • The temperature of every player must be taken and
  • The person must then answer five questions (the template with the questions will be provided to sports ground/stadium/ for duplication). The template will contain the following questions:
No Question Yes No
1 Do you have a cough?    
2 Do you have a fever?    
3 Do you have a shortness of breath?    
4 Do you have a sore throat?    
5 Within the last 14 days, did you have direct contact with someone known to have contracted Coronavirus (COVID-19)?    

 

  • If these questions indicate that an individual is a risk or the scanner reading is above 38˚C, then that person must be requested to consult the COVID-19 hotline number (National Institute for Communicable Diseases 0800 029 999).
  • After this process, the individual must proceed to the next point where he/she must wash hands or use hand sanitiser before proceeding to the building or
  • The information of all coaches and players screened must be The daily recording of screening is a requirement and must be complied with.

The sports ground/stadium/premises must prepare the sick bay or any other room to temporarily keep coaches/players who did not pass screening. Coaches must be requested to isolate for 14 days and take the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the further spread of the virus. A player’s parents must be contacted so that they can collect and take care of the player. Such players must isolate for 14 days and if necessary, consult a medical practitioner or call the hotline numbers.

Screening Template

 

Name of Coach/Player/Other

 

Team/Squad

 

Date

     

 

Temperature  Reading:  ………………………….

 

 

No

 

Question

 

Yes

 

No

 

1

 

Do you have a cough?

   

 

2

 

Do you have a fever?

   

 

3

 

Do you have shortness of breath?

   

 

4

 

Do you have a sore throat?

   

 

5

Within the last 14 days, did you have direct contact with someone known to have contracted the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19)?    

 

Signature of Screener: ……………………………………

 

ANNEXURE C – RECOMMENDED BACK TO ACTION GUIDE FOR COACHES AND CRICKETERS

 

 

Alert Level 2

Context Guidelines Recommended Safety & Hygiene measures

Return to Training – Programmes at Cricket Venues with all Equipment.

 

 Pro gramm es all owed to take

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·         Private Academies

·         Any programme deemed by the CSA Member adequate to adhere to strict protocols.

Types   of   Activities   that   can   be conducted

·         One and one coaching

·         Group coaching – One Coach to Five players

·         Non – contact drills to be conducted for both one on one and group coaching sessions

·         Continue Cricket awareness discussions (WA/Zoom) – Assignments

·         Continue            Technical/Video Analysis – Error detection and Correction (Challenge PDA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screening, safety and hygiene practices.

·         When using a training facility, training should be staggered where possible to minimise

numbers, maintain social distancing and reduce contact. Consider modifying training times so there are fewer people present at any one time.

·         Age and of health of participants to be considered before resumption of any training activity

·         Risk Assessments and the necessary disinfection of the communal venues, equipment etc before practice can be resumed

·         Before entering the stadium/facility:  all players and coaches to go through temperature testing

·         Employers/Coaches to source own screening tools

·         Players and Coaches to be screened where possible to establish if they:

–      have high temperature

–      if they have been in contact with someone that has flu symptoms or COVID-19

–      themselves did not have any flu symptoms in the past 14 days

·         Any player or coach with symptoms or subjective feeling of fever to stay home or to be quarantined in a safe place.

·         Any  player  or  coach  struggling  with  training should stop (risk of asymptomatic positives)

·         Any players or coaches with risk factors should train alone.

·         Participants  should  arrive  ready  to  train  and avoid using communal facilities where possible

–      Players change at home/eat at home/shower at home

·         Only a coach and player per net.

·         If a coach or player use public transport to practices – government regulations on travel will have to be adhered to.

·         General  hygiene  and  safe  practices  to  be adhered to

–      Coaches and support staff to wear face masks always

–      Group meetings on-site are not permitted

–      Use of gym equipment, bowling machines to be used following strict sterilization protocols.

–      Social distancing to be maintained at 6 meters whenever training is taking place

–      Compulsory for all coaches to carry/have sanitizer spray in the training venues. Coach and players to spray and clean hands before and after each training session as per normal protocol

–      Avoid sharing of water bottles, towels cricket equipment etc.

–      Players and Coaches to pick up own balls during practice.

–      Equipment sharing should be avoided where possible and if sharing is required (resistance bands, balls, bats, ball throwers

 

   

etc) strict hygiene and sanitising protocols should be followed.

–     No shining of cricket ball using saliva/sweat is allowed at practice.

·         Spend   minimal   time   in   change   rooms   or bathrooms:

–      Stagger arrivals if possible

–      Maintain 2m distancing

–      All players to wear masks until they get to the field

·         Spectators not allowed at training venues.

·         Avoid unnecessary social gatherings.

 

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