SHC Covid Information

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As you may know England Hockey (EH) have now confirmed arrangements for 'getting back on the pitch' with effect from March 29th 2021.

Unfortunately all league hockey is now declared null and void (including for our M1 & L1) so the rest of the season will comprise training, intra-club games and some friendlies against local sides. I'm sure your section chairs will be in touch to provide details soon. You can read full details on the EH website

Despite rapidly falling Covid infections it is crucial that we continue to remain Covid-Secure. Hollybush has been given a full Covid-clean in preparation for your return. In general the measures remain as they did before the current lockdown but at the moment we await further clarification about car sharing. Current advice is NOT TO DO SO.

Also no spectators are allowed at Hollybush except in certain special circumstances

  • DO NOT attend any hockey if you are in any way unwell. Self assess for covid symptoms and follow government guidance for testing.
  • Make sure you have signed the Participation agreement as previously. If you have signed it already you do not need to do so again.
  • Make sure you log your availability to train or play via Pitchero for Track and Trace purposes.
  • Enter the pitch via the caged area and leave by the main entrance.
  • Use the Hand Sanitisers
  • Please don't congregate in groups at the entrances
  • Keep Socially distanced when not playing
  • Know your team's Covid Officer (ask your captain if you don't!) and take advice from them.
  • The Vine Clubhouse will unfortunately remain closed for now but is provisionally expected to re-open for take away drinks on Friday 16th April.

Have fun and enjoy your 3rd return to hockey for what's left of the season.

Who to contact:
The Club has appointed Pete Barker as the Club Covid Officer. He can be contacted at

Pete can be contacted if you have any Hockey Covid-related queries. You should also contact him if you develop symptoms of Covid infection or have a positive test.

EH Participation Agreement
The club has to ensure that all participants (Players, Umpires, Coaches & Volunteers) sign the EH Covid Participation agreement. You can do this online here. You need only sign this once in the season.

Record of attendance at Training and Matches
The club also has to make a return to EH with attendance records at all Training and matches. Please make sure you mark your availability via Pitchero as advised by your captain and section Chair as the Club uses Pitchero to make the required returns.

EH Return to Hockey Guidance
Please see the EH Club Covid support pages

SHC has produced a number of infographics to remind you about best Practice. These have been previously circulated to you and can be accessed below.

  • Post match Teas at the Vine Clubhouse
  • Hollybush Lane Pitch Guidelines
  • Return to Hockey Infographic
  • England Hockey advice for participants
  • Hockey's back - England Hockey Infographic

Enjoy your hockey and have a great season.

Sevenoaks Hockey Club


Covid Infographic


Covid Guidelines - Vine Clubhouse


Pitch Regulations PPT


England Hockey Advice for Participants - Step 4