Cricket Wales Update - Wales Entering Alert Level 2 on 17 May
Further to the annoucement today by the First Minister regarding Wales entering Alert Level 2 on Monday 17th May 2021, Cricket Wales is actively working with colleagues at the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to update cricket guidance for both outdoor and indoor activity.
As we understand it, with the legislation & Welsh Government FAQs still to be formally updated, the main implications for sport will be:
- Group sizes for organised outdoor activity for adults will be capped at 50 people.
- Group sizes for organised indoor activity for adults will be capped at 30 people.
- Indoor hospitality will be permitted from Monday, thus allowing refreshments at the interval between innings to be served (in strict compliance with Indoor Hospitality regulations).
- Use of changing rooms, if necessary, to be permitted, especially in the case of inclement weather; Numbers using such facilities must be limited to ensure adherence to social distancing protocols, and face coverings should still be worn in line with current guidance.
Spectators are not yet permitted at any sports events in Wales, save for those with specific exemptions from Welsh Government (such as Glamorgan's test event on June 3rd). The only exception to this in recreational sport is in the case of parents or carers, who are permitted to attend for safeguarding or care-giving reasons (eg for participants with a disability).
Full guidance will be updated and published in the ususal ways as soon as possible.