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COVID-19
RETURN TO PLAY

England Hockey have negotiated with the Government to enable us to play hockey again, however there are protocols and restrictions that we need to adhere to, please read all the information here carefully.

There are different instructions for each club, so please follow it carefully.

England Hockey's Return to Play Guidelines

Following the approval of Step 4 of their Return To Play Guidelines, here are the steps players will need to follow to ensure they can return to hockey safely.

Covid Officers

Each club has its own assigned Covid Officer.
Ross Mens – Alison Ridgeway covidmens@rosshockey.org
Ross Ladies – Becca Heyes covidladies@rosshockey.org

RESPONSIBILITIES

players
Participants

Mens Return to Play

This advice for anyone participating in Ross on Wye Mens HC

  1. Sign up at the EH portal – use this this link and complete all the details – Select “Ross on Wye HC” in Option 6
  2. Ensure you are fully registered
  3. Register your potential attendance before coming to training
  4. Self Assess before you come to training – and confirm this pitch side where your attendance will be registered
  5. Hygiene – in line with government advice wash hands before and after activity
  6. Ensure you have hand sanitiser in your bag so you can disinfect if you touch kit
  7. Try not touch kit with your hands and if you do then santise ASAP
  8. Use your own equipment – sticks, gumshields, facemasks (if required), goalkeeping equipment
Ladies Return to Play

This advice for anyone participating in Ross on Wye Ladies HC

  1. Sign up at the EH portal – use this this link and complete all the details – Select Option 3 clubs in Question 2, ignore Questions 5 to 8 and the select “Ross on Wye Ladies HC” in Question 9​
  2. Ensure you are fully registered and signed up to TeamApp
  3. Register your potential attendance in Team App before coming to training
  4. Self Assess before you come to training – and confirm this pitch side where your attendance will be registered
  5. Hygiene – in line with government advice wash hands before and after activity
  6. Ensure you have hand sanitiser in your bag so you can disinfect if you touch kit
  7. Try not touch kit with your hands and if you do then sanitise ASAP
  8. Use your own equipment – sticks, gumshields, facemasks (if required), goalkeeping equipment
Return to Play
Coaches/Session Organisers/Captains

 

  1. Limit groups to a maximum size of 30, including yourself.
  2. If you want more then segment into 2 groups and ensure social distancing is maintained between groups.
  3. Use your own equipment and clean on completion.
  4. If you have to use shared equipment, disinfect before use and disinfect or leave for at least 72 hours after use.
  5. Insurance – ensure you are suitably insured for the activity you are undertaking, see England Hockey’s Health and Safety advice.
  6. First Aid Provision – Ensure suitable provision is available for first aid. St John’s Ambulance advice is available here.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Get in touch if you need more guidance on all things hockey & Covid. We’ll do our best to answer them quickly.