COVID-19 Guidelines

Grassroots and Club Hockey Suspended for Foreseeable Future

Updates to follow, please ignore information below. 04.01.2021

Following on from the government update for sport issued on the evening of 1 December, England Hockey can now confirm details for clubs, players, officials and associations.

In general terms the news is positive that clubs will be able to train and play matches, however there are now significant challenges related to travel that are likely to interrupt adult league activity.

The revised Tiers set out by government are more restrictive than the ones introduced in October. A key change announced relates to travel arrangements in Tier 2, where car sharing is now not allowed outside of your household or bubble and will apply to adult teams travelling for hockey.

For clubs in Tier 3, training and matches can take place but only for players and teams within the same Tier 3 Area. The same restrictions on car sharing apply as in Tier 2. Clubs are encouraged to welcome players that cannot access their usual club due to the restrictions.

The key changes are as follows:
Junior (under 18) and disability hockey has exemption and can continue across all Tiers. Cars can be shared if necessary as long as safer travel guidance is followed. Volunteers supporting junior hockey can travel.

Adult hockey is more restricted, as below:

Adult hockey in Tier 3:

  • Players can only travel within their Tier 3 area to reach their club or to play matches within the same Tier 3 Area.
  • Players that are members of Tier 1 or 2 clubs cannot leave the Tier 3 area to get to their club.

Adult hockey in Tier 2:

  • Training and matches can take place.
  • Car sharing is not permitted, meaning that teams must travel individually or in households/bubbles to matches.

Adult hockey in Tier 1:

  • Training and matches can take place.
  • Car sharing is allowed if following government safer travel guidance.

You must complete an England Hockey Participation Agreement prior to taking part in any hockey activities and register with TVHC. You will not be allowed to participate if you cannot provide evidence that this has been completed. Please be aware that such activity carries with it inherent risks due to the transmissibility of Covid-19 and that by signing this agreement, you acknowledge you are aware of these risks and agree to the terms and conditions set out by EH, the Government and TVHC's Policies and Guidelines.

Ensure you familiarise yourself with the current guidance put in place by England Hockey. The club is currently at stage 5.

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Please also watch the following video produced by England Hockey on the Return to Play Guidelines for Phase 5 hockey.

England Hockey Return to Play Guidelines

TVHC reserves the right to ban individuals who repeatedly contravene this guidance and you will be asked to leave the premises immediately.

Positive behaviours will help towards keeping everyone safe.

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We are aware that some members may be feeling anxious about returning to hockey activities. Please contact your coach, manager, member of the committee, welfare officer or Covid Officer, if you have any questions worries or comments.

Returning to hockey is really good news and will enable our members to re-connect with their friends and team mates and to start pre-season training.

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Further guidance available

Covid Marshalls

Venue Details

The NHS Coronavirus website

Covid-19: advice for first aiders

GDPR guidelines


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