Chance to Shine Street Return to Play Guidance The following guidelines for delivery of Chance to Shine Street are based on ECB Guidance issued on July 9th which can be found in full here, with useful infographics on socially distanced match play here and for junior cricket here. We have worked on the following adaptation with ECB to facilitate the Return to Play for Chance to Shine Street delivery in groups of up to 30 people including coaches. Facilities/Space to Play & Public Safety Coach Expectations Monitoring Session Format - Coaching and Street Cricket Matches Expectations of Participants In reading the ECB guidance with relation to CTS Street, we have determined that any information or responsibility attributed to “Clubs” would come under the remit of the CCB; and any information of responsibility attributed to “Umpires” would come under the remit of the CTS Street Coach(es) for each project. Facilities/Space to Play & Public Safety As things stand, ECB Guidance states that “Cricket activity must take place outdoors only”. Leisure centres are due to re-open from July 25th but there is no authorisation as things stand to restart cricket on indoor premises so any immediate sessions would have to rely on available outdoor space, be that using regular outdoor Street venues or finding free space in a public Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) or public parks. If MUGAs are not empty - and they should not be shared with other groups under any circumstances - coaches would be required to mark out a playing space with cones to provide a safe space and deter other park users from encroaching on this safe space (ideally a rectangle to mimic the usual playing space); and to complete a risk-assessment on arrival to ensure minimal danger for members of the public sharing the space. Soft tape-balls should be used, and participants encouraged to play with regard for the safety of members of the public. Where there is not enough available space to play without risk of endangering the safety of members of the public using the space, sponge balls should be utilised in place of tennis balls to make playing safer. When aiming to deliver structured sessions in public parks, permission should be sought from the landowners, who will likely be the Local Authority. Failing to do so could have implications for insurance in the event of an accident. We encourage projects to attempt to locate safe outdoor space in close proximity to where projects would regularly deliver, but accept that in some areas there will not be a suitable public space close enough to the project’s usual location for projects to resume even if coaches and participants were willing and able to resume activity. Coach Expectations Before Sessions All participants (players, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators) should check for symptoms of COVID-19. In line with current UK Government Guidance, if an individual is symptomatic and/or living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection they should remain at home and follow UK Government guidance. In addition, any participants who have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because they are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, must not exercise outside their home or garden and must not exercise with others. Coaches should follow UK Government guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (found here) if it applies to them. Coaches should comply with all public health restrictions and avoid high risk behaviour outside the sports setting to reduce the risk to their fellow participants when they do attend a cricket club or venue. Personal hygiene measures should be carried out at home before cricket activity. Coach to produce a structure of sessions including a COVID-19 risk assessment and outline of equipment requirement - made available to parents on request. Travel to sessions to avoid use of Public Transport where possible. Pack hand-sanitiser for participants and anti-microbial wipes or spray for cleaning balls and equipment. Coaches should make all participants aware of the increase in transmission risk associated with partaking in even socially distanced group activity and should ensure that all participants are clear that they are opting to participate in cricket activity. Clear introduction on social distancing to participants at beginning of every session – to be enforced throughout with sessions stopped if participants are not compliant. Clear instruction to participants to clean any bats they choose to bring from home and to avoid sharing with fellow participants. During Sessions All drills, skills and games to comply with Social Distancing guidelines. Games should be officiated from a safe distance i.e. coaches not umpiring from behind the stumps in a traditional game setup where they would find it difficult to avoid proximity with players in an ongoing game. Coach to only use their own limited amount of kit for sessions, which must also be cleaned before and after each session, and any shared bats should be cleaned between each participant using them. Coach should be only person to handle stumps and bails if knocked over in drills and games. Coach to wear gloves to protect themselves from transmission when handling balls. Provide 14 separate numbered balls for participants if delivering coaching drills with balls; and/or 5 separate numbered balls for Street Cricket Match Play. Coach must keep a daily record of travel and contact with people to help with tracing if required. Monitoring As per usual Chance to Shine requires that full monitoring of sessions and individuals attending takes place and is recorded on Views. This is especially important to comply with government guidelines around NHS Test and Trace, so please ensure registration details are collected for any new participants. In undertaking monitoring of sessions on Views to the usual expected standards all projects will be well positioned to support NHS requests for data if needed. For the latest information in relation to NHS Test and Trace please click here. Session Format - Coaching and Street Cricket Matches New ECB Guidelines allow for Groups of 30 for match play, and we have agreed that Chance to Shine Street should follow these guidelines as a match play opportunity. We advise that sessions lean mainly towards match play where guidance is clear and simple to follow. We can therefore permit Groups of up to 30, which should maintain the permitted ratio of one adult to eight children under 9; and one adult to 10 children aged 9 and over, meaning the most likely group sizes would be three Coaches and 27 participants. The following guidance should be adhered to: Coaching Drills: Treat like a warm-up as per ECB guidelines, where participants should maintain social distancing at all times If you wish to run coaching drills working with balls, ensure you provide up to 14 numbered balls for participants to work in pairs – they should remain in pairs for any part of the session where coaching drills are being delivered to avoid balls being shared by multiple people. Ensure all drills maintain social distancing – there are some excellent examples of socially distanced drills you can use on ECB’s icoachcricket platform: https://icoachcricket.ecb.co.uk Street Cricket Matches: One Group of up to 30: up to 27 participants and three adults with at least one lead coach Where space allows this can be broken up into two games separately – it is permissible for teams to swap over between the two groups Sessions typically engaging more than 27 participants can two different sessions in a week but these should be on different days to minimise the extent to which a coach moves between groups in a day. This in in line with government guidance. Guidance for Street Cricket Match Sessions: Play games in the usual 6-a-side format or adapted versions so long as teams do not exceed 11-a-side. Participants can bring their own bats, but should not share them and must take responsibility for sanitising them before and after sessions. Provide as many bats as possible to limit sharing – where bats are shared between participants, they must be cleaned between each different participant using them. Provide 5 balls numbered 1-5 for each 4-ball over (or more should you adapt rules to bowl more than 5 overs). Drop each ball in a bag/bucket at the end of each over and clean all balls with an antimicrobial wipe or spray between innings. Repeat the process for the second innings, and between matches. In the break between innings all participants’ playing in that game should clean their hands using a suitable sanitiser. This routine should also be followed before and after Street Cricket matches. The responsibility for sanitising the balls between innings and between matches will lie with the coach. Participants should not hand any personal items to coaches to look after. Batters are to run in distinct running lines to ensure they are not within 2m of the bowler or other batter. Lines to be marked out by cones on either side of the wicket. Social distancing must always be maintained including during post-wicket celebrations, drinks breaks and team discussions. Batters waiting to come in should maintain social distancing at all times – coaches may find it helpful to use cones as markers for incoming batter to wait by in order, each moving forward by one when the next participant goes in to bat with the batter dismissed joining the back of the line. Teams not participating in the game where teams are rotating on and off should maintain social distancing at all times. Minimise sharing of the ball in a match by limiting contact as the ball makes its way back to the bowler e.g. ball goes straight from wicketkeeper/participant who fielded the ball to the bowler instead of around surrounding fielders. Any friends, parents, siblings or other family members spectating should remain socially distanced at all times and refrain from all contact with the ball e.g. returning it to the field of play. Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider UK Government guidance. Coaches should be responsible for the stumps closest to them and should be the only person replacing the bails if dislodged. There is no requirement to pre-book sessions that do not typically exceed 25 participants per week but for those that usually approach or exceed 30 participants - 15 projects out of 200+ so far this year averaged more than 25 per week - should still be booked in advance to avoid over-subscription and having to turn participants away. In this instance there would be no formal booking system and we would allow coaches to manage this through their usual communication channels be that email, text message WhatsApp etc. Coaches should aim to confirm with parents and participants aged 18+ which group they are in and which time slot they should arrive for 24 hours in advance of sessions to avoid more than the allowed number of participants turning up for a slot and some having to be turned away. In the event of more than the allowed number of participants turning up for a slot, the group limits of 30 per group must be strictly adhered to and those not booked would have to leave, which we wish to avoid. Obviously if groups are not full 24 hours before the coach can continue to add participants but please discourage young people from turning up without booking onto groups where you are utilising a booking system. Although two coaches are not required for safeguarding purposes with Young Adults sessions where all participants are aged 18+, we advise that at least two coaches are present for Young Adults groups given the role the coach must play in managing the mitigating factors against the spread of the virus. As ever Chance to Shine will not be too prescriptive with coaches on how they choose to deliver the session so long as it remains in keeping with our ethos of being fun and accessible to all. As per ECB Coach Guidance, all drills should be planned to maintain social distancing; to avoid sharing balls between more than two participants; and to minimise sharing of bats, which must be cleaned between turns where different participants use them. The limitations may well mean there is more focus on fitness and on bowling and fielding drills that can be carried out safely with the numbered balls. Expectations of Participants Before Attending Sessions All participants (players, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators) should check for symptoms of COVID-19. In line with current UK Government Guidance, if an individual is symptomatic and/or living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection they should remain at home and follow UK Government guidance. In addition, any participants who have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because they are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, must not exercise outside their home or garden and must not exercise with others. Participants should follow UK Government guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (found here) if it applies to them. Participants should comply with all public health restrictions and avoid high risk behaviour outside the sports setting to reduce the risk to their fellow participants when they do attend a cricket club or venue. Personal hygiene measures should be carried out at home before cricket activity. Participants are advised to bring their own hand sanitiser where possible and maintain strict and frequent hand hygiene measures at all times – the coach will maintain a supply for participants who do not have their own. Participants should follow UK Government guidance on best practice for travel, including minimising the use of public transport and limiting car sharing (found here). Participants should sanitise any bats they choose to bring. Participants should arrive at sessions whilst maintaining social distancing. When Attending and Departing Sessions Participants should avoid sharing any bats they choose to bring. Participants should avoid sharing any other personal possessions as well as food or drink. All participants should sanitise their hands after the completion of activity and again when they return home. Hand sanitiser should be used at all breaks in activity and prior to consuming any food or drinks. Participants should refrain from spitting or rinsing out their mouths. Participants should depart sessions whilst maintaining social distancing.