Posted by Eileen Edwards on 19 July 2020

Guidance to Returning to Play

Step 1 Guidance (from 13 May) - One-to-one coaching
Step 2 Guidance (from 1 June) - Small group coaching & posters for clubs - Risk Assessment checklist - Risk Assessment template


Option A - 2020-21 calendar if season runs as normal - our live calendar that we are currently working towards.
Option B - 2020-21 calendar if season delayed - for illustrative purposes at this stage.

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England Hockey's return to play guidance to date:

17 July: Risk Assessment checklist and Risk Assessment template
9 Jul: Moving beyond Step 2


26 Jun: Advice: Return to Hockey remains at Step 2
19 Jun: Option B calendar if 2020-21 season delayed

19 Jun: Return to Play FAQs

19 Jun: Local variations to national advice

5 Jun: Option A calendar if 2020-21 season runs as normal

3 Jun: Step 2 guidance, small group coaching, new posters

1 Jun: Futures Cup cancelled


29 May: Latest news on returning to play

21 May: One-to-one coaching; posters for clubs

15 May: Update to follow pending govt advice


1 Apr: Sport England club support


30 Mar: National hockey suspended further until 30 June

17 Mar: National hockey activity suspended

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Wider Club Support

Many sports are facing difficult decisions around funding at this time. The following links to emergency funding sources and information may be useful for your club:

Sport England Community Emergency Fundhas been set up during the Covid-19 crisis. This fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Applicants must have exhausted all other avenues of government funding. Please ensure that your club meets all the criteria before applying.  It does not meet costs beyond the end of July 2020. Please note, this fund is temporarily paused to new applications.

Government funding 
Financial support for businesses.

Active Partnerships 
Contact your local Active Partnership to find out about support in your community.

Active Together
Crowdfunder and Sport England have teamed up to make £1 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Sport England Club Matters

Tips, tools and ideas to help keep your club functioning.

For further support please contact your Relationship Manager to discuss your club's challenges in more detail.

More Information

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