Dear Regional and County Hockey Associations,
Further to the Government announcement of moving to the 3 Tier Covid levels, England Hockey have added some guidance to the website around what they mean for hockey. We would advise all read the article which can be found here – http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=49726&itemTitle=Updated+Return+To+Play+guidance+in+line+with+new+Local+Covid+Alert+Levels§ion=22
At all three of the new alert levels, outdoor hockey activity is allowed to continue:
At Level 1 (Medium) and Level 2 (High) of the new restrictions, hockey can continue but with further limitations to arrangements in indoor settings for clubs at Level 2 – linked to groups not being allowed to mix indoors.
Unfortunately, at Level 3 (Very High) alert level there will be some restrictions on hockey activity due to travel restrictions. People are advised not to travel into or out of areas that have a very high alert level, including for sport. Further limitations also exist at this level for indoor setting arrangements.
NB We are seeking clarification on an exemption to travel outside of a Level 3 area for disability sport, sport for educational purposes or supervised sport for under 18 activity. We will update on this as soon as we can.
Training and matches for clubs and players within the Level 3 (Very High) areas can continue. Obviously, some players may be not be able to leave or enter a Level 3 (Very High) area to play and in those examples we encourage other local clubs to support players who temporarily may not be able to access their normal club activity.
If you are unsure what Covid Tier your area is in, please visit the Government website – https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions
If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org