Happy New Year !
I hope you were able to get away or spend time with friends and family over the Christmas period.
We just wanted to send through a communication received from the Premier Cricket department at Cricket Victoria following some changes to the COVID close contacts rules as well as a number of positive cases in premier clubs
COVID 19 CLOSE CONTACT RULES
Household or household-like contacts If you have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation or care facility.
You must quarantine for 7 days.
You must get tested on Day 1 of quarantine (or as soon as possible) and get tested again on Day 6 of quarantine.
On day 6, you should use PCR tests if you have symptoms, or rapid antigen tests if you don't have symptoms.
If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must get a PCR test.
If you don’t have symptoms and you cannot access a rapid antigen test for your Day 6 test, you can get a PCR test.
All other contacts Someone who has COVID-19 has informed you that you are their social contact, or a workplace or education facility has informed you that you are a workplace or education contact.
If you have symptoms, you must get a PCR test and stay isolated until they receive a negative result.
If you don't have symptoms, you are recommended to use a daily rapid antigen test for 5 days. If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must get a PCR test.
If you don’t have symptoms and cannot access a rapid antigen test then monitor for symptoms and get a PCR test if symptoms emerge.
As has been the case throughout the pandemic, we ask all of our players, coaches and officials to be attentive to their health and to get tested if they are unwell or experiencing symptoms.
*This means there is no longer a mandatory requirement for all players and umpires to get tested if a positive case has happened following a match/training. Hopefully, this will make things easier for clubs leading up to matches if a positive case arises.
POSITIVE CASES IN PREMIER CRICKET
With the surge in COVID case numbers over the past few weeks, we have been contacted by several clubs alerting us to the fact that a large number of their players have tested positive for COVID-19. Like in society, this is expected to happen a fair bit across Premier Cricket over the next few weeks/months, For players, coaches and officials we requested that you keep Cricket Operations informed if you need to stay away from the club and what exposure you may have to the club.
Also, make sure that when attending the club that you check into the QR codes at various venues and areas of the club to help keep us safe.
Peter Warner OAM
M: 0418 523 384