Please take time to read what you need to do and know to play hockey safely in these trying times. This applies to all Club hockey participants – players (incl. parents of U18s), coaches, umpires and volunteers. 

Displaying Covid-19 symptoms?

Do two things:

  1. If you display Covid-19 symptoms at home or after playing you are advised to go to the NHS Coronavirus/Covid-19 website without delay for guidance. Do not attend any Club hockey event.
  2. If in doubt use our helpful look-up table (below) to make sure that you’re doing the right thing Club hockey-wise. BUT always check the latest NHS/Government information as this table does not cover every circumstance.

I have/think I have SYMPTOMS =
(Continuous cough, a fever of 37.8°C or more, Loss of, or change in, sense of taste or smell).
YESYESYESYou must be symptom-free before you return to hockey
Someone in my household has symptoms, but I don't.YESNOYES
I have been contacted by NHS Test & Trace or my NHS Covid-19 App has told me that I have been in contact with a positive case but I have no symptoms.YESNOYES
A member of my household has been identified as a contact; they have no symptoms and I have no symptoms.NONONOBe extra vigilant and pay attention to SOCIAL DISTANCING & HAND/RESPIRATORY (MASK) HYGIENE

This table has been prepared from the information published by UK Government on website on 29/10/2020.

The bottom line is that, if you are feeling unwell do not attend any Club hockey events whether you have Covid-19 symptoms or not. This is the common-sense advice we gave before the Covid-19 pandemic and it remains true today.

Returning to Play – what do I need to do?

Complete a mandatory England Hockey Participation Agreement. U18s must be registered by a parent/carer. You need to do this at least 7 days before you want to play with the Club. This means that no completion = no play!

If you are not a Club member, you must join the Club to be eligible to play. No join = no play!

Covid-19 & Play Hockey and Keep Safe

Watch this video to understand what you need to do to stay safe and protect others.

Covid-19 Code of Behaviour

Check out the Club’s Covid-19 Code of Behaviour for the key Dos and Don’ts and the poster below.

Covid-19 Questions & Answers

If you have a Covid-19 related question contact a Club Covid-19 Officer

Read this for England Hockey’s full up to date guidance.


Covid-19 has required us to change how we share and issue kit – including playing shirts and goalkeeping. This will affect everyone – read what you need to do here. This applies to senior hockey and the Junior Academy.

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