Nets Update as of Saturday 6th June

Although there has been no fresh update in regards to guidance from the ECB, but on the back of the government’s guidelines, the committee has decided to open the nets for 4 people per lane but with the current restrictions of only 2 lanes in operation, still in place. The net facility will also be open from 8am till 9pm (last booking at 8pm). These new rules will start from Saturday the 6th of June. It has been fantastic to see the facility be used for so many hours over the last 2 weeks but can you please make sure that you continue to adhere to the following safety guidelines :-

1) Do not use the facility if you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid 19, however mild. Observe government advice.

2) Please list the names of the people you will net with. We are under obligation to use the details for Track and Trace if there is an outbreak in our area. Do the right thing in the interest of the community.

3) Maximum of 4 people per net unless you are from the same household.

4) Observe social distancing at all times

5) Please maintain to 10 minutes between bookings, therefore please leave the nets 10 minutes before the end of your booking.

6) Please use your own equipment, no saliva to come into contact with the ball. The bowling machine and colts shed will be unavailable and locked for the time being.

7) Wash your hands thoroughly before using and at the end of your net session.

8) Nets to be booked via the WHCC booking system (please see below for details), with the last booking of the day to make sure the net facility is locked. Please follow the instructions on the WHCC website to gain access to booking a net.

9) No unauthorised use of the nets

In regards to 7, can you please make sure you lock the nets once you have finished your session if no one else is at the facility, even if it is only mid afternoon! The committee is hoping that there will be some form of competitive cricket later this summer, as we are sure you all are, but we know that you will all appreciate that there is very little that either the Middlesex League or ourselves as a club can do until we get the green light from the Government/ECB to play recreational cricket.