COVID-19

Updated: 12 October 2021

Background

Grafton Cricket 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. 

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 (and possibly pre-season games)
    • Indoor centres must remain closed
  • Stage 3
    • Gatherings increase to 50 people in a defined space (indoor or outdoor)
    • Team training allowed
    • Games can commence

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 continue

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