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MCC update in relation to Covid-19

Posted: 8 January 2021

Safety is our priority
Lord's is currently closed due to the National Lockdown restrictions imposed on England in early January 2021.

Our teams will continue to work hard to be able to reopen various parts of the Club and Lord's Cricket Ground as the government regulations allow.

We have made a number of physical changes in the Ground and we comply with all the appropriate regulations from the UK Government, The Sports Ground Safety Authority, Westminster City Council and the ECB. As such, we have policies and procedures in place to effectively manage the risk of COVID-19.

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We’ll be Good to Go!

In addition to the above, Lord's has been awarded the 'We're Good to Go' industry standard by Visit Britain, which demonstrates that we adhere to the respective COVID-19 Government and public health guidance which will continue to be in place for when events resume in due course.

 

Lord’s Indoor Cricket Centre

The Lord’s Indoor Cricket Centre is currently closed.

A decision on reopening will depend on Government guidelines and be made in the interests of safety for both visitors and staff. 

All those with bookings have been contacted regarding rescheduling or receiving a refund.

If you would like to enquire about booking for 2021, please email the centre on indoorcricketcentre@lords.org.

 

Events and Experiences

The Events and Experiences team cover a wide range of activities from exclusive venue hire for corporate, charity and private bookings, to afternoon tea and bespoke experiences such as the Lord’s Dining Club.

During our Ground closure, we’ve been able to put in place policies and procedures for safely welcoming back clients to the Ground. These include our cleaning procedures, revised room capacities, amended food offering, increased staff training and all in accordance with Government policy. 

If you wish to discuss an existing booking or have an enquiry regarding a provisional booking please contact the Events & Experiences team on 020 7616 8501 or events@lords.org for further information. 

 

Members’ ACTIVITIES

Future dates for Members’ activities will be considered in due course, with continued reference to Government advice and in the interests of safety for both staff and Members. We will send Members further information by email as and when appropriate.

 

Tours and the Museum & Library

All Lord’s Tours are now suspended until further notice.

When Tours are able to resume we will operate at a reduced capacity to ensure we are taking all the precautions necessary. Lord’s Tours are extremely popular so as and when they resume, please make sure you book your tickets in advance. 

All those affected by these cancellations will be contacted individually and, where appropriate, offered the choice of re-scheduling or accepting a full refund.

Customers who had booked gift vouchers from March 2020 have been cancelled and reissued with a 24-month extension. Customers do not need to do anything as this was processed automatically.

 

Matchday Hospitality/Dining and Suites

Enjoying a unique and special experience at Lord’s on a matchday is like no other. From welcoming guests through our gates, to the fine dining and beverages on offer, to the unbeatable views of the pitch, our aim is to ensure our guests have an unforgettable day.

All those who booked hospitality and dining for the 2020 season have been refunded. However, we remain hopeful for the 2021 season and we look forward to welcoming guests to our hospitality areas, suites and restaurants to enjoy the best that the Home of Cricket has to offer when it is safe to do so.

MCC Cricket

As one of the largest cricket clubs in the world, MCC usually plays approximately 450 matches a year and has an extensive Overseas Touring Programme, aimed at opening out the game to wider audiences and increasing participation and involvement.

MCC returned to playing Out-Matches in early August 2020 and played in excess of 100 matches in the rearranged season, which eventually ended in October. All matches were played in line with the ECB’s guidance on the safe return of recreational cricket in light of the pandemic.

MCC cancelled the remainder of its Overseas Touring Programme for 2020 having already toured in Argentina and Pakistan earlier at the beginning of the year. The Club had been due to visit the Czech Republic, Nepal, Spain and Uganda later in the year. We hope to be able to resume the programme in 2021.

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