We Are Back For Training!

May 27, 2020

The City of Greater Geelong has approved the ‘Return to Play’ plan submitted by the Geelong Hockey Association for Stead Park. A similar plan has been submitted for King Lloyd Reserve, with access not available until the Plan has been approved.

COVID-19 Return to Play SP

COVID-19 Return to Play Lloyd Reserve

CoGG – Return to Play Approval

Training Resumes June 1.

The Hockey Geelong Sharks teams will be the first to return to training at Stead Park, providing the opportunity to test the Return to Hockey Guidelines and iron out any problems before club teams return. Club teams are invited to begin training from Tuesday June 9.

Clubs are asked to ensure that you have advised the GHA of your training requirements i.e. day, time and pitch area needed.

Clubs and players should carefully read the Return to Hockey Guidelines. This is fairly comprehensive (but not necessarily perfect) and could require further updating as we test the process, or advice changes. It is in line with our current “Permission to Use” certificate issued by CoGG for Stead Park ONLY. 

The Return to Hockey Guidelines refer to the current limit of 10 participants plus 1 coach for a half field. From June 1, this number may possibly be increased to 20, but we must have permission from the City of Greater Geelong (facility owners) to modify the original Return to Play plan. Therefore, 10 will be the limit until further notice.

Clubs are advised to prepare their own Return to Play Plans for any activities conducted away from Stead Park or Lloyd Reserve.

Members are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe app.

 

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Outbreak & Reporting

If an outbreak of COVID-19 does occur among the Hockey Community, HV and its affiliates must fully cooperate with the relevant local authorities. Should an outbreak occur, we must be ready to act quickly following instructions which may include restriction of activity, quarantine of teams and close contacts for a specified period.

If a member of your Club or the Association tests positive for COVID-19, this should immediately be reported to a Club Committee member who will report it to the relevant authority who will advise of actions to be taken. Once the authorities have been contacted, please make contact with HV to report the case at your earliest convenience admin@hockeyvictoria.org.au .

If you are aware a case of COVID-19, please report to Emmaline Shand, Email emmaline.moore@hotmail.com, phone 0401 065288.

Further Information

Sport Australia – Return to Sport Toolkit

Hockey Australia –  Return to Hockey Guidelines

Hockey Australia will host a Return to Hockey Guidelines Club Webinar on Thursday May 28, at 8 pm AEST. No pre registration is required and participants can simply join the webinar on Zoom.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92435459535?pwd=VVZxczI5WDFDTkUvdjdZakdkZHBRUT09
Webinar ID 924 3545 9535
Password 103059

A recording will also be made of the webinar for those unable to join on the evening, which will be posted online.

HA National Insurance Program information and FAQs can be found here. Note that the insurance cover is for personal accident, and any COVID-19 illness is not covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please socialise through your communication channels with your members to keep them advised.

 

Outbreak & Reporting

If an outbreak of COVID-19 does occur among the Hockey Community, HV and its affiliates must fully cooperate with the relevant local authorities. Should an outbreak occur, we must be ready to act quickly following instructions which may include restriction of activity, quarantine of teams and close contacts for a specified period.

If a member of your Club or Association tests positive for COVID-19, this should immediately be reported to a Club Committee member who will report it to the relevant authority who will advise of actions to be taken. Once the authorities have been contacted, please make contact with HV to report the case at your earliest convenience admin@hockeyvictoria.org.au .