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Return to Play

This page contains information and resources on how to safely return to playing cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic

*Please note the update on Friday, 21 August to include the need for a COVID Marshal. More information is included below*.

The Government of South Australia has approved a structured return to cricket, under strict protocols commencing Monday, 1 June 2020. As at Tuesday, 23 June, Monday, 29 June, and Friday, 21 August, the protocols and checklist have been updated accordingly. Please ensure the most recent versions are referenced.

These protocols are outlined in the documents below and have been developed to support clubs / associations returning to play. The key principle of this return to play must be ‘GET IN, PLAY, GET OUT’.


If you have any questions regarding return to play or any of the materials below, please contact your relevant SACA Club Officer or SACA reception.

SACA Return to Play Protocol

- Relevant for Indoor and Outdoor Cricket gatherings, trainings and matches.
- A simple one-page summary of return to play protocols.

SACA Return to Play Checklist and FAQs

- Relevant for Indoor and Outdoor Cricket gatherings, trainings and matches.
- Checklist to assist teams clubs and associations manage requirements to make sure your return to play is COVID-Safe. 
- Answers to your frequently asked questions.

Return to Play - Cricket Blast
- Relevant for all Woolworths Cricket Blast Centres in South Australia
- Checklist to assist Blast Coordinators, Clubs and Associations manage requirements to ensure your Return to Cricket Blast is COVID-Safe.

COVID-Safe Plan

- A COVID-Safe Plan is a list of measures designed to keep staff and patrons safe and minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.
- Must be completed by your club.

COVID Marshal Training
- Must be completed by your COVID Marshal
- This training includes the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19
- Further information on what a COVID Marshal is, can be found here

Contact Tracing Record
- A Contact Tracing Record is required to be completed for all activities held indoors, including gatherings, trainings, and matches. (Note: This does not apply for outdoor training and matches).
- These records must be retained and if requested, be produced to an Authorised Officer as proof of compliance with directions.

COVID-19 Signage & Hygiene Products
- Cricket Australia has partnered with SKOOP to ensure all community clubs, associations and indoor centres can access signage, health and hygiene products they need to keep our game going.

For additional COVID-19 resources, please refer to Cricket Australia's guidelines for clubs and participants regarding COVID-19. 

South Australia's roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions can be found here.