We are fast approaching the start of the new hockey season, which will start with the Open Day Club on Saturday, September 5, and as you know from Sue`s email, there will be changes in the way we do things and the requirements we have to follow this season to deal with the risks of Covid 19, so that we can follow england hockey`s guidelines and play hockey safely again. Below you will find some details for the start of the season – please read carefully. It is our duty to check this register and all players who have not signed it cannot participate in the DC. The most important thing is that in order to play hockey, all participants must conclude the online participation agreement for English hockey (see below). In this way, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions and the England Hockey Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: to download the Declaration of Consent, parents/legal guardians must log in to the player registration system and look for the « Consent Form » button at the bottom of the players` panel. We ask all players and parents/legal guardians to carefully read all the information on this page to ensure that we are all playing our part in ensuring that everyone is safe and can enjoy hockey despite the threat of the virus. Please note that Therfield`s dressing rooms currently remain closed, so players should be changed and ready to play. The toilet is open, but to be used one after the other (face masks required) If a member suffers from Covid after playing hockey, we will notify all participants in the training group or, in case of a match, we will notify the opposing team`s Covid officer and all game officials as well as team members and Wimbledon coaches. 1. If you want to play hockey, you must first enter into the (unique) participation agreement. It is mandatory and if it is not finished, the person is asked to leave until it exists. forms.office.com/FormsPro/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU–asEa8eSc6g-NqKCAUipGoe_luyiEaiZUMlE4NUVKRDZENzJGNUtNVEE5NVlXME9ETC4u 3. Go through the Covid-19 Symptoms Self-Assessment check before each match or session.

No one should leave their home to participate in any form of hockey if they or someone they live with has any of the following options: www.englandhockey.co.uk/page.asp?section=2633&sectionTitle=Covid%2D19+Club+Support Please fill out England Hockey`s registration form: Please maintain social distancing while you arrive and wait. If you are not the first group on the field, please leave room for other players before entering. Anyone can access PlaySafe (they don`t need to have the teamo app). Registration applies to guest players, officials and spectators as well as Epsom HC players. There may be up to 24 hours of delay before appearing on the participation portal, so please allow enough time to complete your planned activity. Finally, England Hockey recently announced that hockey is moving to Phase 5 and that competitive leagues will be relaunched from the last week of September (men) or the first week of October (women). We are currently awaiting further information from the leagues with their guidelines for the resumption of mandatory matches and temporary changes to the league rules to account for fluctuations that may occur during the season. -Attendance Log Template – All participants must complete an attendance log at the beginning of each hockey session It will be great to play hockey again, but it`s not quite hockey as we know it; We all need to make sure that outside of the game, we adhere to government policies regarding symptom control/social distancing/hand washing, etc., and follow the instructions to play hockey safely. . . .