NWCU Statement on Coronavirus
NWCU is liaising with Cricket Ireland as well as working closely with relevant sporting authorities, to ensure we are fully informed about the pandemic, and acting in accordance with the best advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team, relevant public health bodies and the World Health Organisation.
The health and safety of players, staff, coaches, families and volunteers within the cricket community is our key priority, and we will take all necessary actions to do our part in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.
As a result of the clear advice from public authorities, NWCU will undertake the following actions:
- All training sessions led by NWCU coaching staff will be postponed immediately until 29 March 2020;
- NWCU will also postpone all training and schools programmes until 29 March 2020.
- We are currently looking at working-from-home procedures however we will endeavour to fulfil external business meetings during this time by phone or video conferencing, as appropriate;
- We will cancel any non-essential travel by staff during this period;
While we are not in the regular season for cricket at this stage, we are conscious that most clubs will have a scheduled programme of pre-season activity underway. We appreciate this disruption may inconvenience many, however, we believe it is in the best interests of both the cricket family and the wider community, and we sincerely thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and understanding.
We will continue to actively monitor developments on a day-to-day basis, and provide further updates over the coming weeks.