ECB Guidelines on Changing Rooms & Showering Facilities
All ECB affiliated cricket clubs must have a Changing Policy, which will be dependent upon the facilities available at the club, the access to those facilities and the number of children involved. The following provides a framework of best practice and guidance for a Changing Policy to be developed within the club. These guidelines apply to adults and children sharing changing facilities. Clubs should identify and develop the framework that best suits their changing arrangements, taking into account the number of children involved.
Principles to be adopted by clubs are as follows:
1. Adults must not change or shower at the same time using the same facility as children
2. Adults should try to change at separate times to children during matches i.e. when padding up
3. If Adults and children need to share a changing facility, the Club must have consent from the Parents that their child(ren) can share a changing room with Adults in the club
4. If children play for Adult Teams, they and their Parents must be informed of the Club’s policy on changing arrangements
5. Mixed gender teams must have access to separate male and female changing rooms
6. Mobile phones must not be used in changing rooms
Please note that if children are uncomfortable changing or showering with at the Club, no pressure should be placed on them to do so. Encourage them to do this at home.