WCC Vaccination Policy

WCC Procedure – Positive Case

COVID-19 Official Information on Alert Levels

NZC Protection Framework – Introduction

NZC Protection Framework – Guiding Principles

NZC Protection Framework – Play Guide

NZC Protection Framework – Training Guide

The below summarizes key general information relevant to members. It has been created following advice from Sport NZ and Government guidelines.

All cricket will proceed under Alert Level 2 with restrictions as well as changes to start times for Saturday games. Individually we all must be aware of the government requirements and the role we to play.

Levels 4 and 3

  • All club run activities cease.
  • The clubrooms are locked. This includes the changing rooms and outdoor nets.

Level 2

  • Keep yourself or your children away if unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Ensure you scan in with the COVID-19 tracer app wherever you are playing.
  • Use hand sanitiser regularly throughout your game.
  • Help others to follow the guidelines and hygiene protocols.
  • When you can, keep a 1m distance from others within your game and always maintain a 2m distance from those in other games and the wider public (this includes on and off-field).
  • It is recommended that shared equipment e.g. stumps, balls etc. have been thoroughly cleaned prior to game play.
  • If the wicket keeper is to be swapped during the innings, please ensure the gear is not shared. Alternatively, get on player to keep for the entire innings.
  • Celebrations and end of match acknowledgements can happen but without any form of body contact. Physical distancing must always be adhered to.
  • No training for Beginners – Starters and Have a Go when on alert level 2
    • Level 1

    • Waitakere cricket will operate as normal with no restrictions.
    • We recommend scanning the QR code upon entry with the NZ COVID Tracer app.
    • Maintain regular hand washing and follow general hygiene advice from the office COVID-19 website – click here for further information

    In addition to this, there are NZC guidelines in relation to the umpires and scorers at COVID Level 2:

    • Keep one metre physical distance wherever possible.
    • Umpires should not hold items for the bowler (i.e. cap, sunglasses etc.). Instead, items can be left outside the boundary or given to teammates.
    • Do not allow players to use saliva to polish or clean the ball.
    • Captains/Coaches or other staff should only handle the balls from their own team.
    • Umpires only to remake the wicket.
    • It is recommended that umpires keep a bottle of hand sanitiser on their person throughout the game.


    • NZC recommends that all scoring should be e-scoring via an individual device – ideally only one user or the device must be sanitised prior to the next user.
    • Should a paper scorebook be required, to minimise additional contact there should be only one-person utilising the book throughout the duration of the match. Should someone else be required to score, that person should supply their own pen.
    • Keep one metre distance from scorers.

    The club also requests all captains, coaches and/or managers to please make a list of all attendees to your respective games including the opposition teams’ players and supporters.

    WCC Health & Safety Guildlines

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    WCC Update / 27/02/2021

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