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England Hockey taking steps to get clubs back up and running

Maidenhead Hockey Club is following guidance from England Hockey and the government as they seek to get players back down to the club.

In line with public health advice England Hockey is considering a number of steps to get clubs back up and running, but the health and safety of players remains the number one priority.

The updated government advice means it’s now possible for outdoor hockey pitches to be reopened, so long as social distancing measures are followed.

The game can also be played between two players from different households provided a 2m gap is maintained. One-to-one sessions involving a coach and a player from a different household can also take place following the same guidelines. Where this involves a young person their parent or guardian must be present. Hockey can also be played on an outdoor pitch between a household group.

Coaches must also ensure they have suitable arrangements in place regarding social distancing and hygiene/first aid before hosting sessions. If a number of people are using a hockey pitch, coaches must also think about how they divide up the space to ensure there is sufficient space between groups.

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