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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

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 and following this Monday, 29 June 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.


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.

Infection Control Training
- This training includes the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19.
- Must be completed by your COVID Captain.

Contact Tracing Record
- A Contact Tracing Record is required to be completed for all indoor gatherings, trainings, and matches.
- These records must be retained and if requested, be produced to an Authorised Officer as proof of compliance with directions.

- 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.