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

Jo McDermid

[email protected]

07850132327

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

EH Inforgraphic March 2021

Sports Training Village Re-opening Plan and Instructions from 29th March 2021

EH Infographic 2nd December 2020

Junior club info 2/12/2020

Senior Club Info 2/12/2020

Full England Hockey Guidance 2nd December 2020

England Hockey Questions and Answers 2nd December 2020

Player Information Covid 21/9/2020

TBB Entry and Exit to Routes on Pitches

How to set up Teamo PlaySafe for Players to Check into Track and Trace

How to book in on Teamo for training and matches for players

Player Info Return to Play

STV Procedures for TBB Players – The 10 Key Points Download

STV Poster   STV Customer Guide


TBB Coaches, Managers, Captains, Offcials information documents

Coaches , Managers, Captains, Officials Information for Returning to Play

How to set up Teamo PlaySafe for Officials – Updated 30th August

Idiots Guide to Teamo Updated 14/9/20

TBB Covid Operating Procedures

TBB C19 Risk Assessment


Information for Visiting Teams

Visiting Teams Match Day Info Including Teas

Match Tea Procedures For Teams

Visiting Teams Match Day Info No Teas


Sports Training Village information and documents:

Sports Training Village Re-opening Plan and Instructions from 29th March 2021

Update 25th September 2020

Face Coverings

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.

Video for all STV customers

STV Operational Procedures

STV Risk Assessment


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

England Hockey Getting Back on the Pitch – Step 4 & 5 Guidance (Final Version 3.0, March 2021)

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:

Tier 4 Guidance

Tiers 1-3 Guidance

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 Info Video

EH Covid Info-graphic

EH Step 4 Guidance

EH info for Participants

EH Advice for Coaches

EH Advice for Umpires

EH FAQs  This information is updated regularly on the EH website please click here to make sure you are reading the latest version

EH Player Path Way

Standard Hockey Leagues Regulations

Appendix CV19-1 Slip Dates

Appendix CV19-2 – Pyramid

APPENDIX CV19 3 Revised Season

EH infographic