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Keynsham Hockey Club Covid-19 General Guidance
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1. Keynsham Hockey Club Covid-19 General Guidance

Keynsham Hockey Club will be following England Hockey Covid-19 guidance to ensure we are safely returning to hockey. The risks of returning to play are low but we expect all players to understand their responsibilities clearly and adapt their behaviours accordingly.

LAST UPDATED - 20th October 2021

The club has appointed a nominated Covid Officer

Keynsham Hockey Clubs Covid Officer is Jess Holloway. Her role is to liaise with players and England Hockey about covid-19.

Please contact her if you have any questions about the guidance or if you develop coronavirus symptoms after attending a hockey activity. She can be contacted via email here.

If you or anyone you live with have any symptoms or of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss in taste/smell) please do not attend any hockey activity and follow guidelines for self-isolating and testing.

Player Guidance

England Hockey has published detailed Return to play guidance. The latest guidance can be found on their website.

We encourage all players to read through our advice for players.

We thank our players for their support during covid-19 and would like to encourage all players to continue doing the following:

1. Self-assess for Covid-19 symptoms

  • The main symptoms of Covid-19 are:a high temperature; a new continuous cough; a loss of, or change to, sense of smell of taste.
  • If an individual or anyone you live with has Covid-19 symptoms, do not attend any hockey activity.
  • Follow the NHS guidance on symptoms and testing,and self-isolation
  • NHS Test and Trace –although no longer required to collect participants’contact details, we will be recording attendance at hockey via Pitchero to support NHS Test and Trace where necessary

2. Hygiene

  • Please continue to follow good hygiene practices, such as frequent cleaning of surfaces and touch points.
  • Water bottles and refreshment containers should not be shared, individuals should be encouraged to bring their own.
  • Do not spit or rinse out mouth around playing area. Try alternatives to shaking hands

3. Equipment

  • Avoid sharing equipment where it is possible and practical. Where equipment needs to be shared, it should be cleaned between users.
  • Equipment that is regularly touched by hands should be sanitised at regular intervals.