Fom the 29 March club activity will be able to resume allowing for training, intra club activity and even some extremely local friendly match play where people can travel independently or in household groups. At this time we are not expecting Local Restriction Tiers so we hope that all players that live within reasonable distance of their club will be able to play.
The detailed covid-safe guidelines are not released yet and so any changes to restrictions for clubs are not known. We expect hockey will be able to return at a level similar to Step 4 previously but there may be changes to the detail of the guidance that we will communicate as soon as we can.
We absolutely do not recommend competitive matches in competitions or selection processes to take place in this early period of returning to ensure that things are fair for all involved.
From 12 April at the earliest - Progress if we can
In terms of progressing to more competitive activity then 12 April is likely to be the next possible time that things could change. But given the roadmap laid out by government, we are conscious that things like shared transport (which may be required for competitive hockey outside of local areas and more extensive Player Pathway activity) may be untenable for some time.
In light of this uncertainty, planning for the conclusion of any leagues or other competitions is currently not able to be finalised. We await the 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.
- Covid Alert Levels impact on hockey
- Step 4 and 5 guidance in full
- Poster: The key facts
- Advice for participants
- Advice for coaches
- Advice for umpires
- Updated FAQs
Please also watch the following video produced by England Hockey on the Return to Play Guidelines for Phase 5 hockey.
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.
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.
Further guidance available