On Friday 30th October the whole Nottinghamshire region will enter the highest coronavirus alert level – Tier 3.

Clubhouse and Hospitality

From Friday 30th October, the bar and cafeteria will be closed for at least 28 days. The toilets on the first floor will remain open and the shop on the ground floor will be open at weekends. Congregating inside the clubhouse for any other reason including shelter from bad weather is prohibited.

Team meals will be continued to be provided in takeaway form.

Adult Hockey – Travel & Spectators

From Friday, adult clubs and individual players should not move in or out of the ‘Very High’ Tier 3 region to participate in hockey activity. Any club in a Level 3 area can continue to play hockey. However, it can only be intra club activity or local matches against teams within the same Level 3 area. This includes friendlies and competitive league matches.

For clarity, a player living outside of Nottinghamshire should not travel into Nottinghamshire for training or a game. Similarly, a player living in Nottinghamshire should not travel outside the county to play hockey. This also applies for volunteers and umpires however, paid coaches are exempt, as this is classed as work.

Spectators are permitted within household group or support bubbles.

Youth & Disability Hockey – Travel 

With regards to youth hockey (Under 18’s) and disability hockey, the updated EH guidance of 25th September with its strict conditions remains in place. There is an exemption to travel restrictions for under 18s and disability sport. These groups can travel into or out of a Level 3 area for their hockey activity. Parents are likely to be required to provide transport for this and it is recommended that people only travel in household groups or support bubbles when they are coming from a Level 3 area.

Adult volunteer managers, coaches and umpires are permitted to travel to junior games across different tiers.

What this means for members

Adult hockey

*Members over 18 from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area should not travel into a Tier 3 area to train or play matches.

*Members over 18 from a Tier 3 area should not travel into a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area to play matches.

*Members under 18 from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area can still travel into a Tier 3 area to attend adult training or play adult matches.

*Members under 18 who reside in a Tier 3 area can still travel to a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area to play adult matches.

We are trying to get as many games played as we possibly can in the next 28 days and these will be communicated to the membership via the team captains. All training sessions will continue to take place.

Junior and disability hockey

*Members under 18 from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area can still travel into a Tier 3 area to attend junior training or play junior matches.

*Members under 18 who reside in a Tier 3 area can still travel to a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area to attend junior training or play junior matches.

*Flyerz training sessions can continue to take place for all members living in Tier 1, 2 or 3 areas.

We are trying to get as many games played as we possibly can in the next 28 days and these will be communicated to the membership via the team managers. All training sessions will continue to take place.