Hockey Ireland Phased Plan for Return to Hockey

Hockey Ireland Phased Plan for Return to Hockey

June 19, 2020

Hockey Ireland Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE No. 7 regarding Return to Hockey Protocol 19 June 2020 

From Monday 22nd of June clubs can start reduced activities and skill training in instances where the club can comply with the Hockey Ireland issued protocols and Government regulations as part of Step 2 of the return to hockey. 

All clubs must appoint at least one Covid-19 Compliance Officer (CVO) prior to the return to activity. A CVO must be registered with the club’s provincial branch and the clubs must declare that the protocols and regulations are fully understood and complied with before starting any activity.   

Leinster Hockey Clubs must register their CVO using the following link Click Here and return the Club Declaration Form (Download Form


Sport Ireland has produced an excellent free online course "Return to Sport" which we recommend - Click Here


Leinster Hockey has also sourced a company who supply hand sanitising solutions that might be of interest to clubs - Click Here



During Step 2 the following will apply: 

- Clubs should ensure that the travel distance restrictions under Government Regulations are enforced.

- Activities will only be allowed for small groups as outlined in the Hockey Ireland protocol which has been issued to Clubs.

- Social distancing rules should be adhered to at all times

- Hockey activities will be limited to outdoor activity only

- Clubs should have a mechanism for contact tracing participants. i.e. a booking system, log etc. 

- Individuals who are unwell should not participate in their sport

- Clubs should appoint Covid-19 Compliance Officer(s) and are advised to apply checklists for their club activity to ensure consistent compliance with Hockey Ireland protocols

- Caution is advised for those who intend to engage in high intensity training following a recovery from COVID-19

- Individuals should seek medical advice prior to a return to training

- Club House and toilet/changing room facilities should remain closed. If closure is not possible, participants should monitor facility usage ensuring a 1-in-1-out approach is adopted

- Competition is not allowed.


The full Return to Play Protocol can be found by going to CLICK HERE This webpage will also contain the following:

- A detailed description of the CVO’s role and responsibilities 

- A Hockey Ireland COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Guidance Template 

- A Club Declaration to be signed and returned prior to any hockey activity taking place

- A Sample Participant Health Questionnaire 

- Useful COVID-19 related signage for around your club or facility.

Hockey Ireland Return to Play Announcement (in full)Click Here for print version
Covid-19 Officer [CVO] Role & ResponsibilitiesClick Here
Club Declaration FormClick Here
Hockey Ireland Covid 19 Risk Assessment & Guidelines TemplateClick Here
Hockey Ireland Participant Health Self Assessment Click Here
Hockey Ireland Return to Play Protocols (Phase 2)Click Here


Updated 19th June 2020


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