England Hockey return to play guidance
The Club is following England Hockey Return to Play Guidance (last updated March 2021). We all have a responsibility to keep our children and ourselves safe and therefore it is essential that you remain up to date . Please check this page regularly and before your child partakes in club activities. Please help us by following the guidance.
Full details from England Hockey Return to Play guidance are available on England Hockey's website.
We recommend that you read the full England Hockey guidance to see the steps we are taking to keep hockey safe and to understand some of the changes you might be seeing during training and match play.
The Club's Covid Officer is Suzanne Swan. Please address all queries to her.
England Hockey Return to Play Consent Form
This form is mandatory and must be completed before your child can train or play. It is also required if you coach, officiate or volunteer at the Club.
Once completed, our Covid Officer will receive a list of people that are eligible to step back on the pitch.
This is only required to be filled in once and must be completed at least 48 hours prior to your first hockey session. You do not need to do anything with the email confirmation, just keep it.
Your child will not be permitted to train or play without completing this consent form and obtaining confirmation from England Hockey.
The form is accessible on the England Hockey website.
We detail below the minimum that we expect parents and guardians to read, understand and comply with. Please help us by discussing, as appropriate, with your child.
Before Attending any Training Session or Match
Self-assess for Covid-19 symptoms - this must be done before attending the club or taking part in any activity at the Club or away matches/ festivals. Please use the NHS guidance on checking if your child has Covid 19 symptoms before each session.
Do not bring your child if they display symptoms, have been asked to isolate by PHE, are unwell or you are unsure.
Report any Covid-19 symptoms - if your child, or any member of your household, find themselves with any Covid symptoms follow NHS guidance on self- isolation. Contact the Covid Officer if symptoms occur 2 days before and 7 days after attendance.
Your child must bring their own named equipment – sticks, gumshields, facemasks (if required), goalkeeping equipment (if appropriate). There must be no sharing of equipment.
Your child must:
On Arriving at and Training Session or Match
Your child must:
During Training and Matches
Leaving the pitch
Pick up your child promptly at end of session, observing social distancing.
Spectators at matches