It’s looking promising that easing of the current restrictions on community sport over the next two months will enable Wests players to return to pre-season training and the 2020-21 cricket season!
The Queensland government this week released its Roadmap for the return of community sport with the current restrictions to be lifted in stages in June and July. The implementation of the plan is dependent on continued evidence of control over the coronavirus situation in Queensland, so it’s possible that the return to community sport could be delayed if the current trend changes.
Currently (as of mid-May), no organised community sport activity (which includes club cricket) is permitted in Queensland, but the government’s planned easing of restrictions will allow a return to non-contact training for groups of up to 20 people from June 12 and a further easing will allow a full return to training and play for groups of up to 100 people from July 10. Social distancing practices will apply for the foreseeable future.
So things are looking positive for the start of the 2020-21 cricket season!
Wests is planning for the club’s return to formal training in July 2020. Our preparations include measures we will implement to safeguard the health and safety of our members and supporters with respect to coronavirus risk.
Indicative dates for return to club activities (all to be confirmed):
|Senior pre-season training||from mid July 2020|
|Wests +Plus Cricket Academy programs||from mid July 2020|
|Junior sign-on and grading||August 2020|
|Junior Pre-season Launch and Season 2019-20 Awards||September 2020|
|Senior Pre-season Launch and Season 2019-20 Awards||September 2020|
|Senior Cricket Season||September 2020|
|Junior Cricket Season||October 2020|
Stayed tuned in for updates over coming weeks!
Links to additional information:
Queensland Government COVID-19 Roadmap to Easing Restrictions:
Cricket Australia COVID-19 Policies
Australia Government Framework for COVIDSAFE Australia
AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport