Lockdown #3 Interim Update

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Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, 4th January of a third national lockdown commencing with immediate effect, we are currently awaiting formal clarification from England Hockey on exactly what the permitted activities are, if any. We shall provide further updates as information becomes available. In the meantime, the interim guidance from England Hockey is that all hockey activity must … Read More

Updated Tier 4 Guidance

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Following a meeting between England Hockey and clubs on Monday, 21st December to clarify the Prime Minister’s recent announcement that, with effect from Sunday, 20th December, Chelmsford will be one of many areas moving to COVID-19 Tier 4, we are pleased to inform you that the detailed government guidance indicates that some hockey activity may take place, but subject to … Read More

Tier 4 – No Hockey

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Just as we have come to terms with the recently announced move to Tier 3, today’s announcement by the Prime Minister means that, with effect from midnight tonight, Saturday, 19th December, and for at least the next two weeks, Chelmsford will be in COVID-19 Tier 4. While Tier 4 restrictions are extensive, and well documented elsewhere, the main impact on … Read More

UPDATED – Tier 3 Advice

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Following a meeting today of Essex clubs with representatives of England Hockey to clarify Monday’s government announcement that, with effect from Wednesday, 16th December, Chelmsford will move to Tier 3 of Covid-19 restrictions, we are pleased to announce that the advice to participants is not quite as restrictive as previously announced. Participants who live within any of the Essex Tier 3 local … Read More

What Tier 3 means to CHC

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Following today’s government announcement that, with effect from Wednesday, 16th December, Chelmsford will move to Tier 3 of Covid-19 restrictions, we have been forced to make some changes to Chelmsford HC hockey activities for the foreseeable future: Adult TrainingTraining on Monday, 14th December and Tuesday, 15th December may still take place as planned.  However, with effect from Wednesday, while club … Read More

COVID-19 Travel Restictions

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England Hockey have just announced that, following updated COVID-19 government guidance issued on 1st December, there are additional travel restrictions for hockey matches. In short, those of us in Tier 2 areas should not travel to Tier 3 areas, and can only travel to hockey within our own area, and to matches in other Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas, … Read More

Junior Training and Frozen Pitches

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All junior players, parents, coaches, managers and helpers are reminded that cold weather conditions can sometimes prevent us from using the pitches on a Sunday morning, especially at this time of year. As such, it’s an opportune time to remind everybody of the need to check, before leaving home, if Sunday morning training/matches are going ahead. If the weather forecast … Read More

Hockey Returns in December

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Following the end of the latest UK national lockdown to help combat the spread of COVID-19, we are pleased to report that England Hockey have now given us the go-ahead to recommence hockey training and matches from Wednesday, 2nd December. With Essex remaining in Tier 2 of the COVID-19 alert levels, and hockey still considered to be a low risk … Read More

Temporary Match Fees Agreed

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At a Special General Meeting held on 17th November, club members agreed unanimously to support the Management Committee’s proposal that the match fees previously agreed at the 2020 Annual General Meeting are temporarily reduced by £2 per head, with effect from 26thSeptember, until such time as the Management Committee agrees they should revert to the previously agreed level. For the … Read More

COVID-19 Update – National Lockdown

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Following the latest government announcement regarding the national lockdown to help combat the spread of COVID-19, England Hockey has confirmed that all club and community hockey activities must cease from Thursday, 5th November until after Wednesday, 2nd December at the earliest. Your club management committee has endeavoured to adhere to all England Hockey COVID-19 guidelines thus far, and will continue … Read More