Glamorgan CCC's Chief Executive, Hugh Morris, provides an update on the club's position regarding the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
[dated Wednesday, 18th March].
"My thoughts go out to all those affected by this unprecedented situation.
Following the recent Government advice, here at Sophia Gardens, we have taken the decision to postpone all conferences and non-match day events from today until 24th April.
Furthermore, as announced just this afternoon by the ECB, it is with sadness and reluctance that all forms of recreational cricket are suspended until further notice. This includes all National Cricket Centre cricket activities and use of our facilities. This also extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity. During this time, we will continue to monitor government and ECB advice in order to keep you informed.
The majority of our staff members will commence working remotely from home, and we are reassured that the systems we have in place will allow us to continue to deliver services and communication.
The outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK, and globally, is deeply concerning. Whilst we recognise this is a distressing time, our main intention for implementing these measures is to minimise risk and protect all our members, staff and visitors - particularly those in high risk groups. In these unique circumstances, we trust you will support our decision to protect the health and welfare of all at Glamorgan.
Ahead of the cricket season commencing, please be reassured we are working collectively with the ECB to consider the game’s overall response. There are a variety of options under discussion to minimise both cricketing and financial impact. The main priorities remain, of course, to look after the well-being of everyone involved and to protect the game of cricket itself.
In light of these changes, we would encourage you to use email as your primary means of communication with the Club, as opposed to phone or post. Our social media channels will also be monitored on a daily basis, should you prefer to contact us using those.
This is a challenging period for us all. We will, of course, keep you updated as we hear more about our position, in line with official government advice.
In the meantime, you may wish to consult the following websites, both of which are updated regularly with the latest information available:
Public Health Wales
Thank you for your continued support as we navigate the next few weeks together.
Chief Executive, Glamorgan CCC"