With Western Australia having moved out of its hard lockdown last Friday evening, the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club is gearing up to return to playing this coming Saturday, the 13th of February.

WA is not completely out of the woods as yet, and a number of requirements are still in place as was announced by the State Government in order to keep everyone COVID safe – until 12:01am on Sunday 14th February unless any further cases are confirmed before then.

Namely, masks are still required when inside the clubhouse and we are still bound by the four square-metre rule. These are extremely important measures in order to ensure that no one is put at unnecessary risk and no further outbreaks of the Coronavirus COVID-19 occur.

This means that a number of restrictions and requirements are still in place which will affect each Spartan who takes to the field for this coming Saturday’s matches.

Additionally, you can click to read here about the protocols and requirements implemented by the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club until the transitional period ends at 12:01am on Sunday 14th February.

The Leeming Spartan Cricket Club will be open during its normal operational hours this week, including for Tuesday and Thursday training sessions. A private committee meeting will be held at the clubrooms on Wednesday evening and members are invited to come down on Friday evening for drinks – but we’ll let you know more about this later today!

The WACA has been in communication with the State Government and has confirmed that the following requirements will apply for at least this coming weekend:

  • Players do NOT need to wear masks whilst actively engaged in ‘vigorous’ outdoor activity.
    • For outdoor cricket, this is inclusive of batting, bowling and fielding during games and training sessions.
  • Players will need to wear a mask while off the field, before, during and after games and training sessions.
  • Umpires and players or coaches umpiring must wear masks.
  • Coaches, scorers, team managers, other officials and volunteers must wear a mask.
  • Spectators and parents must wear a mask.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while indoors inclusive of clubrooms, changerooms and function rooms.
  • Masks must be worn at all indoor training sessions.
  • Indoor cricket players must wear masks at all times, on and off court.
  • The wearing of masks as outlined above must be adhered to, unless exempt
  • Children under 12 are not required to wear masks.
  • Limit the number of people indoors at any one time – the 1 person per 4sqm rule applies with a maximum of 150 people allowed at the venue/facility.
  • Ensure appropriate cleaning of facilities and equipment is undertaken.
  • Download and use the SafeWA App, and Clubs must ensure that QR codes are displayed.
  • Ensure that all players, staff and volunteers use the SafeWA App or a register is kept of all those in attendance at training and at games. Visit COVID-19 Coronavirus: Contact Registers
  • Do NOT share water bottles and follow all other hygiene requirements including washing hands and using alcohol based hand sanitiser.
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5m at all times.
  • Follow the WA Cricket COVID-19 Return to Play Protocols with respect to sharing of equipment, use of sweat and saliva to shine balls etc.
  • If you are unwell or have any symptoms, then stay at home and get tested.
  • A G2G pass is required to enter or leave the Perth/Peel region. This is only granted for essential travel, therefore players outside of these areas cannot travel into the Perth/Peel area for training or matches and vice versa during this period.

Please note that these requirements are in place only for clubs in the Perth and Peel Regions. All other clubs should continue to maintain the appropriate hygiene requirements and follow the WA Cricket Return to Play Protocols.

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