HOCKEY IN WALES REMAINS IN PHASE 3
Following last weeks Welsh Government announcement and with the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19, as of the 15 September 2020 hockey across Wales currently remains at Phase 3 ‘Adapted Contact Training – Enhance readiness for return to contact.’
To ensure that our members and the wider hockey family remain safe and work within the guidelines and laws, Hockey Wales is reviewing the next Phase for the sport on an ongoing basis.
So the sport is able to move forward, we must continue to approach the different phases with respect and caution; it is crucial that we all work together to support Club COVID-19 Officers and uphold the good practice that has been undertaken to this point.
TRACK AND TRACE SPOT CHECKS
It must be remembered that adhering to the maximum of 30 people rule is a Government requirement. To protect our clubs Hockey Wales will be undertaking spot checks on track and trace registers and working with our facility providers to ensure that rules are being adhered to by everyone.
It is important to note that failing to adhere to the guidance may invalidate insurance cover provided.
For more information on the Government Guidance please follow this link
All training MUST take place behind closed doors with no spectator’s present. Additionally, there must be no spectators present at elite games.
Prior to making a return to hockey it is a requirement for your club to appoint a COVID-19 Officer and inform Hockey Wales – to register your COVID-19 Officer click here.
The Officer will fulfil the role of liaising with other clubs, associations, local and National Sporting Organisations and other relevant stakeholders in relation to your organisation’s response to COVID-19, further information on this role can be found here.
Where a County has been placed under Welsh Government imposed local restrictions, anyone within the boundary can train within the area under PHASE 2: Non-Contact, of the Return to Play Guidance with a maximum of 30 people including coaches and club officials.
No one should enter or leave the given boundary to play hockey whilst the restrictions are in place.
Each facility provider would have undertaken their own risk assessment for a safe return to sport. We strongly advise that all clubs engage with facility providers and adhere to their guidelines.
We will continue to review the Activity Phase and monitor the necessary advice and guidance as it evolves. We will also look to share good practice with as much notice as reasonably possible given the circumstances.
Should anyone who has attended a club session report Covid-19 symptoms, information on Wales regional testing centres can be found here.
Hockey Wales would like to extend our thanks for your patience and understanding at this time.
For more details on the Phases please visit https://www.hockeywales.org.uk/covid-19 and click on the Return to Play Model.
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