Cricket Groundcare Tips: Interim Works and Fit for Play from the IOG
The IOG have been working closely with various National Governing Bodies to offer advice and guidance on what works may be possible to be carried out throughout this period, and, what works may be required once sport resumes.
These ‘interim works’ documents are free to access for members and non-members of the IOG and cover a range sports played on natural turf and will be updated as and when the climate or current situation dictates.
The IOG recognise and appreciate that each sport, facility and the people that work hard to maintain these surfaces have very different circumstances and whilst these documents are comprehensive they are in place to suggest and highlight only the effective but minimal works to keep surfaces ‘ticking over’.
Recreational and grassroots playing facilities will currently have many questions about the currentand potential restrictions the Government may impose to reduce the transmission of Coronaviruswith regards to playing surfaces, their ongoing maintenance and what works may be carried out toprovide a fit for play surface when sport resumes.
This document sets out what may happen to playing surfaces and the soils beneath should they be left alone for lengthy periods, what can currently be done to maintain them and also what works can be carried out should play resume.
Please ensure you always follow government guidelines (www.gov.uk/coronavirus) should you be permitted to work outdoors either as lone workers or as part of a team.
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