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Situated in the heart of West Auckland at Te Atatu Peninsula, WCC has much to offer both senior and junior players. With committed and knowledgeable coaches, a junior skills’ development programme, newly refurbished practice nets and a great club room with an on-site catering team, mean that WCC is a progressive as well as sociable and welcoming club.

last updated on 03/12/2021

Thursday 11th November 2021

Covid-19 Update (Level 3.2)

Hi everyone,

Many thanks for your patience along this journey.

Waitakere Cricket Club along with Auckland Cricket and the cricket club’s of Auckland are preparing for a full summer season. It is our intent to provide a safe environment for players, officials, and the community to enjoy their cricket first and foremost. This aligns with all planning to date, and we will work in collaboration with all stakeholders to mitigate any challenges posed throughout the season.

We understand that there is the potential that COVID-19 restrictions may affect our summer. If this happens, we will abide by Government, Sport NZ, New Zealand Cricket and Auckland Cricket guidelines and protocols, so that we can operate in a safe environment whilst maximising playing opportunities.

This is a live document and will be updated as new information comes to hand as per the Government guidelines.

The Sport NZ website is an outstanding source of information on sport and activity at different lockdown levels, as is the government COVID-19 website.

Sport NZ’s guidance

  • In collaboration with the Government’s advice that can be seen via their website (link below), Sport NZ’s guidance should act as the main resource.
  • It can be viewed at https://sportnz.org.nz/resources/play-active-recreation-and-sport-at-alert-level-3-step-2/
  • This will be updated periodically and we will continue to provide updates as they come.
    • You can now meet people from other households for non-contact sport, including cricket, up to a maximum of 25 people, outdoors (including coaches).
    • You can now share equipment, including balls, for non-contact outdoor sports, including cricket. The equipment should be regularly sanitised and physical distancing should be maintained.
    • No mixing between training bubbles
    • Participants who feel unwell or are symptomatic should stay at home.

Auckland Cricket’s Guidance for Level 3 Step Two

  • Participants should maintain physical distancing while engaging in these activities
  • There is a maximum of 25 people per gathering, including the instructor/coaches
  • The shared equipment (including the ball) should be sanitised before and after the activity occurs
  • All activity is outside
  • QR Contact Tracing
  • Participants who feel unwell or are symptomatic should stay at home.

Protocols

Auckland Cricket has provided the below as a guide, however, this is subject to change depending on Government and Sport NZ advice

Level 4

Under Level 4 no cricket activity is permitted, including the playing of games, training, and workshops

Level 3

  • Stage 1
    • Outdoor activities can take place as long as there is a maximum of 10 people from no more than two households
    • Individual or intra-household cricket training can commence (no other form of cricket activity is allowed due to sharing equipment) unless it is a one-on-one session with a paid coach
    • Group exercise classes can commence of up to 10 people from various households, but all must maintain a 2-metre distance and not share equipment (this is not cricket training and is for things such as fitness sessions i.e., boot camps, yoga etc)
    • Indoor centres must remain closed
  • Stage 2
    • Outdoor gatherings increase to 25 people
    • Multiple households can gather outdoors if it is not over 25
    • Team training can commence
    • Clubrooms and Indoor centres must remain closed
  • Stage 3
    • Gatherings increase to 50 people in a defined space (indoor or outdoor)
    • Team training allowed

Level 2

Under Level 2 all cricket activity can occur if Ministry of Health and NZ Cricket COVID-19 guidelines are followed, including:

  • Gatherings increase to 100 people in a defined space (indoor or outdoor)
  • Team training and games allowed

Level 1

Under Level 1 all cricket activity can occur if Ministry of Health and Sport NZ guidelines are followed, including

  • contact tracing (QR code) and
  • hygiene protocols

Updates

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as soon as possible.

Latest Information

The latest information on the current Alert Levels throughout New Zealand can be found on the NZ Government COVID-19 website

  • Senior Mens and Womens teams started training today (Thursday 11th November 2021).
  • All Junior Trainings will look at starting on Thursday 18th November 2021.

Once again, we thank you for your continues support and we look forward to seeing you all out on the park.

 Yours faithfully,

Wesley Samuel

Club Chairman

Waitakere Cricket Club Inc.

Email: wesley.samuel@waitakerecricket.co.nz

Mobile: + 64 22 647 7889

Website: www.waitakerecricket.co.nz

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