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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, Monday, 29 June, Friday, 21 August, Friday, 16 October, Monday, 16 November and Tuesday, 1 December the protocols and checklists 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 ‘KEEP COVID SAFE'.


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 - Clubs and Associations
- Relevant for Indoor and Outdoor Cricket gatherings, trainings, matches, and club-based Master Blaster sessions.
- 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.

SACA Return to Play Checklist and FAQs - Primary School Competitions
- Relevant for teams in the SACA Primary School Competition and school-based Master Blaster sessions.
- Checklist to assist primary school teams to manage requirements and make sure your return to play is COVID-Safe. 
- Answers to your frequently asked questions.

Return to Play - Junior Blasters
- Relevant for all Woolworths Cricket Blast Junior Blaster programs 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.

QR Code System
- All organisations with a COVID-Safe Plan are required to utilise a QR Code system to support Contact Tracing. 
- Print off your QR Code (provided by the SA Government) and display in a prominent location in the club. 
- Anyone attending your club (both outdoors and indoors) for training and matches must "check in" using the mySA GOV app to scan your club's QR code. 
- Alongside the QR Code, a hard copy check-in must also be made available for those individuals without a mobile phone. A copy of this form can be found here

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

COVID-19 Hygiene Products
- Cricket Australia has partnered with Dettol to ensure all community clubs, associations and indoor centres can access the 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. 

COVID-Safe Promotional Tools

Social media tiles are available to share via your social media channels. Downloadable copies are available below.