(typically, Cricket, Bowls, Tennis and Croquet)
Issued: November 2020
Grassroots playing facilities will again currently have many questions about the current and potential restrictions the Government may impose to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus with regards to summer pitch playing surfaces, their ongoing maintenance and what works may be carried out to provide a fit for play surface, or keep a pitch ticking over.
These surfaces are intrinsically different but the principles remain the same.
Grassroots playing surfaces may be maintained by the following categories:
•Professional managers and staff are advised to continue to actively consult and discuss working practices with their employers.
•Self-employed grounds staff or contractors are advised to follow the latest Government guidelines, formulate an agreed plan that includes your safe working procedure, and clearly communicate with clients in advance and agree safe working procedures.
•Volunteers should follow latest Government guidelines and not put themselves or others at risk.