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COVID Training Guidelines

The following steps outlined are to ensure the safety of all, and it is essential that these are followed to the letter. If these are not followed, it will result in the individual being asked to leave the premise. Guidelines have been taken from England Hockey Step 4 as well as our own club guidelines.

AT HOME: 

  1. Sign a Participation Agreement / Update details
  2. Bring hand sanitiser
  3. Bring face mask (requirement if first aid has to be administered)
  4. Wear your playing kit
  5. Bring your own water bottle
  6. Use facilities at home before leaving – toilets closed/restricted at sports centre
  7. Self-assess for Covid symptoms – if you have symptoms contact the NHS for a test and DO NOT come to training until you have been given the all clear.

ENTERING THE PITCH:

  1. Turn up 10 minutes before training time – be patient please
  2. Wear a mask while entering and existing the pitch (please email covid@whitchurchhockeyclub.com if you are exempt)
  3. Complete sign in sheet with temperature check
  4. Follow guidance from the coach as where to leave bags – 2m between bags along the fence.

DURING TRAINING:

  1. Maintain social distancing between you and other players in maximum group of 8 people
  2. Sanitise your hands during any water breaks
  3. Touch the ball with your stick/GK equipment and not your hands
  4. Use your own protective equipment or disinfect before use (e.g. facemasks)
  5. Avoid shouting excessively or spitting

AFTER PLAY:

  1. Put face mask on to leave the pitch, no gathering afterwards
  2. Clean your kit or leave for 72 hours
  3. If you display any symptoms of COVID-19 after playing hockey, contact your hockey provider’s COVID-19 Officer for further information (including contacting NHS Test & Trace)

Player Requirements for returning to hockey

Firstly a big thanks to Anna Latham who has taken on the role of COVID officer for the club.

If you have any questions or suggestions we have setup a club email covid@whitchurchhockeyclub.com

We at Whitchurch are looking to commence training on Wednesday 26th August. However, training, as well as games, must take place under strict rules, as laid out by England Hockey and the government. With that in mind, anybody who wishes to participate in training (and matches) will need to do the following :-

Mandatory requirements for players before training / games

 

  • Check your contact details on TeamApp are up to date and make sure you ‘save’ them even if you don’t change anything. This a requirement of returning to play by England Hockey and the Government for the ‘Track and Trace’ system

You will not be permitted to train or play without completing both and the COVID officer confirming! Please be aware that it takes up to 48 hours for your details to become visible to us on the England Hockey portal, so please complete both in plenty of time.

We would also like to get an idea of numbers interested in playing and training so we have sent out a link on Teamapp with the below questions:

1. Can you please confirm whether you are willing to return to training at the current time? Please chose Yes / No / Maybe in the dropdown box.
If you answer maybe, we would welcome your feedback in either the comments on TeamApp, or if you wish to keep the comments private, please email covid@whitchurchhockeyclub.com .

2. Can you please confirm whether you are willing to return to matches at the current time? Please chose Yes / No / Maybe in the dropdown box.
If you answer maybe, we would welcome your feedback in either the comments on TeamApp, or if you wish to keep the comments private, please email covid@whitchurchhockeyclub.com .

Your responses will only be used as an expression of interest, so we can gauge numbers for training sessions and whether we have the numbers to field all our teams. Your response is not binding … you can change your mind at any time.

Find attached the latest information for Players from England Hockey – Advice for participants. Please read and familiarise yourself with the requirements.

We will provide further information about how training will proceed once we have an idea of numbers willing to attend.

Obviously, we appreciate that are many different views and opinions regarding the Covid situation – even within the club committee. We respect that some players will not wish to participate in team sports at this stage, whilst others may be prepared to return subject to the organisation to minimise risk, and there will be other members just desperate to get back on the hockey pitch. Please feel free to respond as you see fit, or comment as you feel appropriate. We request that all members respect each other’s opinions on participation. Nobody is right and nobody is wrong!

Also, please bear with us (the committee) whilst we work our way through the requirements to restart activities on the pitch. There is a lot to do and a lot to consider.

Many Thanks

The Committee

Whitchurch Hockey Club AGM – Wednesday 27th May starting at 20.00 – online

Due to the unprecedented times we are going to hold our AGM for 2019/20 on-line for the first time.

The link to Zoom for the AGM will be available in Teamapp nearer the time under ‘Events’ section. So please check in advance that you have access to Teamapp and Zoom and the link works for you.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible if not just to see if it works.

If you have any questions or topics that you would like to raise please send to secretary@whitchurchhockeyclub.com by Monday May 18th 2020.

Craig Hockenhull, Secretary

Committee and Club Roles

This is also your opportunity to get more involved in the running of the club – if you would be interested in putting yourself forward for any role on the committee or elsewhere, please let us know and we will get in touch to discuss and make sure you’re included in the nominations.  We have a very strong team of members and volunteers working hard in the club but additional support even for a small amount of time doing anything allows us to continue growing the club further.

All the roles and responsibilities are on the website at https://www.whitchurchhockeyclub.com/club-info/documents/

 Also there is a document explaining why we hold an AGM at the above link.

Agenda for AGM

  • Chairman’s report
  • Academy and Junior Report
  • Financial Report
  • Election of officers
  • Team Reports (we are going to compile a report rather than reading them out)
    • Ladies 1s
    • Ladies 2s
    • Ladies 3s
    • Men’s 1s
    • Men’s 2s
  • Any other business (Topics presented in advance)
  • Closing and Targets for next season