Covid 19 Guidance for Participants
COVID NOTES AND GUIDANCE FOR OLHC
Covid Officer – Justin Fox
Telephone – 07809 157425
England Hockey Covid 19 Club Support
All participants must complete the following form before entering the field of play :
Guidance for how to complete this form can be found at this useful video clip:
Self Screen Requirement
Each participant should self-screen prior to arrival at any activity to ensure they do not have any of the following symptoms (confirmed by a parent for those under age 18), as these are highly suspicious of COVID-19 infection.
A high temperature (above 37.8oC)
A new continuous cough
Shortness of breath
A sore throat
Loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell
Feeling generally unwell
Been in close contact with / living with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 2 weeks.
Venue Specific Details.
Everyone should observe social distancing at all times except when actually playing.
Face masks must be worn in the clubhouse.
Pitch Access Plan
The green pitch is STRICTLY closed on match days. It is for use only to exit from Pitch 2 as part of the one way.
Changing Rooms and Toilets.
Currently there are no changing rooms or showers available , however Ladies and Mens Toilets are open.
Bar and Refreshments.
All catering is currently closed.
From 12th April, drinks and food will be available to be ordered but only when seated outdoors.
All food and drinks must be consumed while seated outdoors. Tables of a maximum of six people.
Contact less payments only.
Dugouts & Pitch side.
Dugouts will be open but Social Distancing must be observed, as when not directly involved in a game, during team talks and coaching.
Q: How does the new Government rule of 6 impact hockey off the pitch?
A: Off the pitch participants must remain in socially distanced (2m) groups of no more than 6 people. Each group must be clearly separate from another and not mix. This includes whilst waiting to access the pitch, after you have finished your session/match and left the pitch or in the clubhouse pre or post the session/match.
Spectators are currently not permitted, with the exception of one parent/guardian per young player (U18) for safeguarding purposes.
Following further clarity from DCMS and the Department for Transport, England Hockey can confirm that sport is not an exempt reason for car sharing by individuals not in the same household or support bubble.
Car sharing now is not expected to be permitted for sport until at least Step 3 of the Governments Roadmap, no earlier than 17 May.
In addition to the advice above, please note
- Ensure that all participants (players. coaches, managers, physio etc.) have completed a Participation Agreement
- Forward your attendance register to your club Covid Officer for forwarding to EH Track and Trace.
- Ensure your participants have performed a self-screen health assessment before leaving home.
- The bar may is open for drinks and snacks (please see bar guidelines) but we are unable to provide post-match teas at present.