COVID-19

To play hockey with Evesham & Badsey - what you need to do

In order to play hockey with Evesham & Badsey Hockey Club you need to complete these two actions. Please follow the instructions below:

1. Sign England Hockey Participation Agreement

Anyone wanting to play or train must sign the England Hockey Participant Agreement – all Senior and Junior players must complete this agreement before playing or training. If you have not completed the agreement you cannot play.  

2. Sign up to the Spond app

We’re required by England Hockey to record the names of all players and officials at all hockey related activities. To do this the Club is using an app called Spond that you’ll need an invitation to. To receive an invitation please contact:

  • Mark Watts-Jones
  • mwjmail@gmail.com
  • 07973 963 539 – text or WhatsApp is fine

1. All players must sign England Hockey's Participation Agreement

Anyone wanting to play or train must sign an England Hockey Participation Agreement before they play

This includes all Senior and Junior teams, including Badgers, Juniors and Cubs. Parents/Guardians will sign for junior players.   

ANYONE NOT SIGNING WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY

The Participation Agreement only needs to be signed once. In signing the Agreement players agree to: 

Participation Agreement video guide

2. Sign up to the Spond app

You will need an invitation to Spond. To receive an invitation please contact:
  • Mark Watts-Jones
  • mwjmail@gmail.com
  • 07973 963 539 – text or WhatsApp is fine

Spond is a mobile app or can be used online.  It is a mandatory requirement for all Club members – Senior and Junior – to use Spond to register their attendance at training or matches. Junior players parents/guardians can complete the details on their behalf. 

 The collection, storage and destruction of data will be undertaken in line with Spond and Club policies. 

Evesham & Badsey Hockey Spond

Full COVID Guidelines

Detailed guidelines for all players can be found by clicking the images below:   

COVID Guidelines - Senior players

COVID Guidelines - Junior players

Parking and access to the pitch

Mandatory checkin using Spond

  1. All players (Senior and Junior), coaches, umpires and volunteers MUST have checked in to every training session and match in advance of accessing the pitch. This is a mandatory requirement for all players and if  you do not complete checkin you will not be able to play. .    

Parking at The De Montfort School

  1. Please park in the car parks accessed via the South Entrance to the school off of Four Pools Road – through the blue gates. Please do NOT park in the Main car park.  

Access to the pitch

  1. From the South car park go through the blue gates, past the school classrooms and head to the pitch which is behind the school. 
  2. On arrival at the pitch please checkin using the NHS COVID app – this is a requirement of the De Montfort School and Worcestershire County Council.
  3. Senior players – access the pitch via the usual gates. Please wait for the gates to be clear before accessing the pitch.  
  4. Junior players – please access the pitch for training sessions via the Small Astro – you will form a socially distanced queue to drop off and collect the children that will be clearly marked. 
  5. If you have displayed or suspect any COVID symptoms or are required to self-isolate please do NOT come to training or matches. 
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.

Guidelines for training and matches

Changing

  1. Arrive changed and ready to play. Shower at home and follow the facility rules on using indoor spaces such as hospitality or toilets.

Games/training

  1. On entering the pitch all pre-match/warmup activity is allowed but please maintain social distance.
  2. Training and match play is to be as-normal other than a heightened sense of distance
  3. More detailed guidance is available in the England Hockey Advice to Participants
Mandatory equipment NO TOUCH rule
  1. No kit or equipment is to be touched other than by the coach – this incudes bibs, sticks, balls, goals or any other equipment
  2. If any kit is touched then sanitiser to be applied immediately
Hand sanitiser recommendations
  1. All coaches and players to have access to hand sanitiser 
First Aid
  1. In the event of adults experiencing an accident or injury the Coach/First Aider will consider the most appropriate response to the incident and act according to the severity
  2. In the event of any first aid issues relating to minors the child will be directed to the First Aider for a decision to be make as to the appropriate response. 
  3. Depending on the severity of the injury or first aid required parents will be contacted to determine the appropriate course of action. Parents must ensure that the Club has their up-to-date contact details in Spond and to ensure they are available whilst the match or training is ongoing.
Toilets/Hygiene
  1. Toilet access will be limited and in accordance with The De Montfort School policy. Juniors wanting access to the toliets should ask a Coach and they’ll be escorted at all times. 
  2. Participants will ensure their hands are washed prior to arrival.
Parents/Spectators
  1. Parents and spectators are asked to stay away from the pitch area, outside the perimeter fencing or within the designated areas within the pitch fencing.

Before play

1. Travel  

  • Post-Lockdown 2 guidelines state that all Senior players must NOT share travel to training or matches outside of your household or bubble. 
2. Self Assessment check

This check should be done before each hockey session and participants should declare they are symptom free (confirmed by a parent for those under age 18) and haven’t been in contact with anyone with suspected or confirmed COVID symptoms within the past 2 weeks.

  • A high temperature (above 37.8 C)
  • A new continuous cough Shortness of breath
  • A sore throat
  • Loss of or change in normal sense of taste or smell
  • Feeling generally unwell
  • Been in close contact with / living with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 2 weeks

3. Hand hygiene 

  • In line with Givernment guidance please wash hands thoroughly before and after activities 
  • Ensure you have hand sanitiser in your bag so you can disinfect if you touch any equipment or kit

4. Your own equipment 
  • Try not touch kit with your hands and if you do then santise ASAP
  • Use your own equipment – sticks, gumshields, goalkeeping equipment (if required)

Club COVID Officer

All hockey clubs must appoint a COVID Officer. Our COVID Officer is Martin Husbands – his contact email is covid@eveshamandbadseyhockey.club

His responsibility is to oversee the Club’s COVID response, liaise with players, club officials and England Hockey regarding all things COVID. If at any stage you contract COVID or have symptoms you must contact the COVID Officer in the first instance who will liaise with NHS Track & Trace.

England Hockey Advice for Coaches & Umpires

Coaches/Session Organisers/Captains

  • Limit groups to a maximum size of 30, including yourself.
  • If you want more then segment into 2 groups and ensure social distancing is maintained between groups.
  • Use your own equipment and clean on completion
  • If you have to use shared equipment, disinfect before use and disinfect or leave for at least 72 hours after use.
  • Insurance – ensure you are suitably insured for the activity you are undertaking, see England Hockey’s Health and Safety advice.
  • First Aid Provision – Ensure suitable provision is available for first aid.

Umpires

3. Preparing to play

What happens if I'm ill?

  • You should not attend any hockey activity.
  • Participants should contact the Club COVID Officer as soon as they know or suspect that they have COVID symptoms.
  • You should contact NHS Track and Trace if you haven’t already.
  • The COVID Officer will contact other participants to let them know that there is a suspected case of COVID and to monitor their own health. NHS may get in contact with them if they have been in direct contact and need to self-isolate. The Club COVID Officer will also advise the The De Montfort School of the suspected case of COVID.
  • If a match has been played, the Club COVID Officer will contact the COVID Officer from the opposition team, and any match officials, to inform them of a suspected case. NHS may get in contact with them if they have been in direct contact and need to self-isolate. This is reciprocated with other clubs.
  • The COVID Officer will also contact England Hockey through their reporting system.