Hockey Ireland Covid-19 Guidelines

The following changes have been made to the Hockey Ireland Covid-19 guidelines given the latest announcement on Covid-19 restrictions made by the Irish (ROI) Government. These changes are applicable from 26th April 2021.

Please see the following link for more information: – Level 5 (

Updated Guidelines:

Underage (U18) non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 (including a coach) may resume.
All clubs must ensure that a branch registered Covid-19 Officer (CVO) attends all training sessions and undertakes the duties of the CVO only. Please see CVO job description document:
It is advised that clubs should update their Covid-19 risk assessment of club procedures and facilities before returning to training/playing. All returning members should be reminded of the club’s Covid-19 protocols.
The ‘Return to Training’ guidelines continue to apply.

The Northern Ireland (NI) Executive have issued the following guidance for NI from the 23rd of April 2021.

Please see the following link for more information:

The following relates to non-elite level outdoor sport:

Outdoor sport organised by a club, individual or individuals affiliated will be extended to include squad training.
Competitive outdoor sport can be organised by a club, individual or individuals affiliated, with numbers (including participants, officials, management and essential support personnel) not exceeding 100 and no spectators permitted.
The ‘Return to Training’ guidelines should continue to apply.

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