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RETURN TO HOCKEY

 

New members are welcome to trial, please contact us to arrange this.

 

 

Lastest Update: 28th March 2021

GUIDANCE FOR MEMBERS

 

The good news is that hockey can return from 29 March straight to the ‘Play - Step 4’ phase of the original Covid-19 roadmap.

England Hockey Covid-19 Guidance

PLEASE WORK WITH US

Please work with us to ensure that the guidelines are being followed so that we can all be safe.

We will be reviewing advice and will make necessary changes if we feel the guidance is not being followed.
We will continue to follow Government and EH guidance and will be prepared to curtail or expand our activities at short notice should there be any changes to the Covid-19 situation.


If you experience any covid-19 symptoms or test positive for covid-19, are asked to self-isolate or are living in a household with a possible covid-19 infection, please stay at home and contact HCKP’s covid-19 officer  as soon as possible at hckp.welfare@gmail.com.

HCKP will report any incidents of Covid-19 to England Hockey.

TRACKING AND TRACING

EVERYONE playing, coaching, umpiring or spectating has to register. To do this you will need to download the NHS Covid-19 app and register at every training, match or event by scanning

our NHS QR code. This code will be on display at every venue, every venue has it's own code.

QR Codes

if your school has asked you/your child to self-isolate, we need to adhere to this request.

We are not allowing any one to attend if they have been asked to self-isolate. This will also include if they have had a negative test result back.

We need to ensure we are adhering to the rules set out by schools and government, and it is not our place to be going against them. As difficult as this may be for some, the coaching team will look to ensure players are not penalised for this and will look into potential solutions.

We hope you can understand our rational for this decision.

If you do need to self-isolate, can you please let us know.

Please click here for details about self isolation.

EH Covid-19 Flow Chart

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO PLAY ANY HOCKEY 

Complete the England Hockey Participation Agreement Form
YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY OR TRAIN UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE EH PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT FORM (If you have completed this in 2020 it's still valid)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE EACH SESSION

  • Perform a Self-Assessment for symptoms of Covid-19. No one should leave home to participate in any form of hockey if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following:

    • A high temperature (above 37.8 C).

    • A new continuous cough.

    • Shortness of breath.

    • Loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell.

    • Been in close contact with / living with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 2 weeks.

  • Pack your protective equipment, including:

    • Hand Sanitiser

    • Gum Shield

    • Shin Pads

    • Glove

    • Filled and named Water Bottle

    • Face Mask (named) if you have your own.

  • Register your attendance with the NHS Covid-19 app. QR Codes

 

TRAVEL

Currently, COVID regulations prohibit car sharing, other than with people within the same household.

Please note as and when car sharing rules are relaxed, anyone sharing a car with any player who reports with a high temperature, or with other coronavirus symptoms, will also be asked to return home.

Government Guidelines on Travel

SPECTATOR AND PARENT ADVICE

No spectators are permitted with the exception for safeguarding purposes, which should be limited to one parent or carer per child (under 18) or per disabled participant.

Please remember the rule of 6 and keep your distance.

ON ARRIVAL

  • If you haven't registered your attendance before arriving, register now by scanning the QR code.

  • Bring your own hand sanitiser for your own use or use pitch side sanitiser provided.

  • Bring your own playing equipment/kit for your own use. Label your kit.

  • Bring your own (labeled) water bottle. Do not share with others.

  • Players must arrive for the session already changed, there are NO changing facilities available.

  • Only use the toilet facilities if necessary.

  • For training, do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of your session. If you are early, please remain in your car until your session is ready to start.

  • For matches, sites will be open 30 minutes before the start.

  • Follow all signs on site and adhere to the instructions and one way systems for each site. 

  • Avoid congregating at entrances to the pitches and maintain your 2 metre (2 stick lengths) distance at all times.

  • No parents, guardians or other spectators are allowed access to the playing area and must use the designated spectator areas outside of the pitches.

  • Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider Government Guidelines.

 

DURING THE SESSION/MATCH

  • Try to avoid touching metal surfaces including fencing and gates. Gates must remain open at all times.

  • Follow guidelines on hand hygiene carefully. Please bring your own sanitiser.

  • No food should be consumed on site.

  • Avoid shouting when in close proximity to others (players/officials or spectators).

  • Socially distance when play stops.

  • No handshakes with other players or close contact during goal celebrations.

  • If this guidance is not adhered to, the coaches have the authority to ask you to leave the premises for the safety of others and themselves.

EQUIPMENT (PLEASE PREPARE BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE CLUB)

  • Equipment must not be shared between players.

  • Please bring your own playing equipment including stick, shin-pads, glove and gumshield.

  • We recommend that you clean and wipe down your equipment including ball, sticks, shin pads etc before and after play.

  • Please refrain from touching any club equipment except with your stick or feet. Club equipment will only be handled by the Coach.

  • Any kit or equipment left at the pitch will be removed safely and disposed of.

 

SESSION CLOSE

  • Please vacate the playing area at the end of your session, regardless of whether there are players waiting, maintaining social distancing.

  • Collect all your own kit/equipment/rubbish and take it with you.

  • Bins will be provided on site, but please take your rubbish with you.

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HCKP First Aid Procedure
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