Use of outdoor facilities

(updated 09/06/2020)

  • General ad-hoc use of the ground is still not permitted.

  • Members may only use the ground if they make an advance booking and comply with the guidelines.

  • Please note that the pavilion(s), (including the toilets), will not be available - please go before you arrive for your booked session.

General advice

1. Following the changes in the Government's lock-down guidance on 1 June you can now exercise alone, with members of your household, or with up to, but no more than, 5 (five) other people from outside your household.

2. Gatherings of more than 6 (six) people are not permitted unless you are exercising exclusively with members of your household.

3. Social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (unless all participants are members of the same household).

4. The following advice still applies to everyone:
    1. Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (temperature above 37.8C; a new persistent cough; breathing problems; a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell; or other symptoms identified by the Government) must stay at home and self-isolate in accordance with the Government guidance here.

    2. All members of the same household must do the same even if they do not display symptoms.

    3. Those with an underlying health condition which makes them 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and who have been advised to shield must follow specific UK Government advice - refer to current UK Government Guidance.

    4. People aged 70 and over are advised to minimise their contact with others outside of their household as per current UK Government guidance.

    5. Social distancing is key to minimising transmission of COVID-19, maintaining a distance of at least two metres between people still applies if individuals are not from the same household (see here).

Use of facilities by members at Cuckfield CC

5. The ECB issued new guidance on 5 June and we are now able to make the following outdoor facilities available for use on a pre-booked basis only:
    1. ONE of the artificial nets;

    2. a section of the outfield (about half!).

6. Net bookings will be for 50 minute slots to allow for a 10 minute buffer between slots to ensure no overlap of users.

7. Outfield bookings will be for 1 hour 20 minute slots to allow for a 10 minute buffer between slots to ensure no overlap of users.


8. Bookings must be made in advance and initially can be made for Saturdays or Sundays 10:00 - 18:00, subject to a representative of the club being available to supervise the use of the ground. We will consider other times in response to demand.

9. Booking requests are to be made by Email with your name, a contact number, what you would like to book and an idea of when. Call-backs will be made in order of receipt of emails. Confirmation will be sent by email with a copy of the operating rules. Be aware that confirmations may end up in Junk!

10. Bookings will only be accepted from club members consisting of:
    1. a group who all live in the same household - one of whom must be an adult (18+); or

    2. up to a total of SIX people from different households - one of whom must be an adult (18+).

11. Booking must include the names of all participants in each session. A record will be retained for contact tracing purposes.

Use of equipment/facilities

12. Players must use their own equipment including balls, although stumps will be provided.

13. Access to any buildings without prior consent is strictly prohibited. This means:
    1. bring full water bottles/drinks and snacks with you (and take the rubbish away!);

    2. use the toilet before you come to the ground; and

    3. always wash your hands when you get home.

14. At this stage the use of the bowling machine is not permitted.


15. A first-aid kit will be available on site. Any accidents requiring use of the first-aid kit must be reported to an official of the club immediately -

Hand washing

16. Hand sanitisers and antibacterial wipes will also be provided. These should be used at the end of every session to wipe down anything you may have touched such as the stumps, etc.


17. All rubbish must be removed or placed in the rubbish bins provided.

18. Information will be available with guidance on social distancing requirements and specific rules particular to cricket and the Cuckfield ground.

Cuckfield CC Management Committee