Latest News (updated 09/04/2021)
Following confirmation that the UK can move to Step 2 of the Governments Roadmap from 12 April, England Hockey can confirm that some small changes will be permitted to our sport specific guidance from next Monday.
Changing rooms can be used from 12 April, but we advise they are avoided, or their use is minimised as much as possible.
As expected, outdoor seated hospitality will be allowed, and takeaway services can continue. Organised indoor hockey will be permitted for Juniors (Under 18s). Adults cannot play indoor hockey, except as a single household or support bubble group at this stage.
One change that comes in immediately is around spectators. Although not encouraged, spectators are permitted on public land (e.g parks but not private sports clubs) and must follow legal gathering limits and social distancing rules. The exemption for disabled athletes and safeguarding of juniors still stands in all other settings.
Further to our update earlier this week, it has now been confirmed that disabled access to sport is considered an exempt reason for car sharing. Other than this or sharing with members of your household or support bubble, car sharing is still not permitted for sport.
We recommend everyone keeps following the guidance so that hockey can continue to be played in a safe environment. We are encouraged by the positive comments received from those picking up a stick so far and want everyone to enjoy being back on a pitch safely and responsibly this summer.
Our FAQs have been updated with more detail here. We will continue to review and add to these as necessary.
We do not expect to see any further changes to the guidance until Step 3 of the Governments Roadmap, from the 17 May.
Hockey is now at Step 4 of the Return To Play Guidance.
All hockey participants have an important role to play in keeping themselves and others safe during this COVID19 crisis. England Hockey has made a commitment to DCMS and Public Health that participants returning to hockey will follow EH and Government guidance to reduce the spread of infection.
All the information you need is here. Please make sure you read the information and make sure you know all the requirements.
Any suspected or confirmed cases should be reported immediately to our Covid Officer and to NHS Track and Trace
We have also published any current cases that the Club has come into contact with which could affect members. Please click here to access the page. Please note this is for information only and any affected TBB members will be notified and given advice direct.
All members need to sign the England Hockey Participation Form to be able to take part in any session (training, matches) Please make sure you select Team Bath Buccaneers.
TBB Players information documents
TBB Coaches, Managers, Captains, Offcials information documents
Information for Visiting Teams
Sports Training Village information and documents:
Update 25th September 2020
Further to guidance from the University we have now updated our Face Mask policy in line with the following statement Everyone is required to wear a face covering in the Sports Training Village and the Founders Hall (when it re-opens) apart from when exercising or in the changing rooms (*under 12’s are exempt as are individuals with medical exemptions)
We would kindly ask that you reinforce this stance within your own Club cultures and that you remind everyone of the additional ongoing need to follow social distancing at all times.
NHS Track & Trace
In line with recent legislation, we are now actively requesting that all visitors to our premises (over the age of 16) download the NHS Covid 19 App and scan the displayed QR codes upon arrival. Copies of the Sports Training Village QR codes are located at the main front doors, along the entrance level walkway, on the glazing overlooking the Reception area and on the Reception Desk itself. Copies of the Founders Hall QR codes will be displayed upon entry to the building on both the Upper & Lower levels, by the Reception Desk and by the entrance to the Sports Hall itself.
The scanning of these codes is the responsibility of those entering the facilities but we would encourage all visitors to do so.
Please note that the use of the NHS Covid 19 App and associated QR codes is not intended to replace your own individual Club Track & Trace arrangements and we would ask that you continue to Track & Trace as normal during this time.
England Hockey Guidance and information:
9th April 2021 – Please click here to read the full statement from England Hockey
7th April 2021 – Please click here to read the full statement from England Hockey
25th March 2021 – Please click here to read the full statement from England Hockey.
6th March 2021 – Please click here to read the full statement from England Hockey.
25th February 2021 – Please click here to read the full statement from England Hockey.
4th January 2021 – In light of new restrictions we’re sad to confirm grassroots and club hockey must be suspended for the foreseeable future.
The only grassroots exception we’re aware of at this stage is Flyerz
We expect more nuances; we’re reviewing guidance and will communicate more in due course. Click here to read the full article.
4th December 2021 – In light of new restrictions we’re sad to confirm grassroots and club hockey must be suspended for the foreseeable future.
19th December 2020 – England Hockey is updating its advice in relation to Tier 4 restrictions please click on the relevant Tier Guidance below to go to the EH page:
26th November 2020: Following confirmation from Government on the new Covid Alert Level Tiers, it is now confirmed that a larger proportion of the country will be affected by tougher restrictions than during the previous tier approach.
England Hockey are continuing to work with Sport England, DCMS and the other team sports for clarity on what travel is permitted between areas to understand to what extent outdoor team sports will be allowed to return.
The good news is that in all Tiers clubs can resume training next week from Wednesday 2 December.
In Tier 1 and 2 training and matches can resume from December 2. Any activity must comply with our Return to Play Step 5 guidance.
To read the full article pleaes click here
EH FAQs This information is updated regularly on the EH website please click here to make sure you are reading the latest version