ECB update in relation to DBS verifications.
Throughout this current lockdown, face to face DBS verifications have been put on hold and replaced with online verifications with restricted access to complete the verifications.
During this period the Somerset Cricket Board have completed a large number of DBS checks on behalf of clubs to ensure volunteers at cricket clubs who undertake key roles obtain a DBS certificate. However, from the 12th April Club Safeguarding Officers (formerly Club Welfare Officers) will, should they feel comfortable doing so, be able to complete face to face verifications, as long as the verifier and those requiring their ID to be verified observe all Government guidelines.
- The policy on DBS verifications will change in line with the UK Government’s Step 2 road map out of lockdown which sees the easing of lockdown restrictions on gatherings, outdoor activities, and a return of formally organised, outdoor sport.
- From the 12th April all Video ID verifications should cease in England and Wales and revert back to face-to-face verifications
- Face-to-face ID document verification can take place from the 12th April, as long as the verifier and those requiring their ID to be verified observe all Government guidelines.
- All ID verifications to take place in an outdoor setting, and not inside someone else’s home