COVID-19

[UPDATED 9:45AM, 10 SEPTEMBER 2021]

Hockey New Zealand will endeavour to keep the community updated on the evolving Covid-19 situation and how this impacts on the hockey community.

The Covid-19 pandemic has, once again, impacted the sport we all love. Below you will find all information players, referees, coaches, clubs, schools and Associations need to know on the return to hockey and what we’re doing to keep everyone safe.

Current Covid-19 Alert Level Status

    • Auckland is in Alert Level 4.
    • The rest of New Zealand is in Alert Level 2.

Hockey NZ Covid-19 Guidelines

Alert Levels 3 & 4:

Under Covid-19 Alert Level 3 & 4, no hockey activity is allowed, including training. All public facilities are also closed. Please continue to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines, stay home in your bubbles and practice good hygiene.

Alert Level 2:

Hockey is possible in Alert Level 2 subject to suitable player, volunteer and environment preparations (such as facilities), and adherence to government guidelines.

Please note, start times and turf bookings may vary between Associations. Please check in with your Association to confirm what their return to play plans are. As a reminder, it is now mandatory to sign-in when you visit your club or association. Please support your Association by making sure you do so when arriving at the facility.

We will continue to follow Ministry of Health guidelines and as such will update this page if guidelines change. In the meantime, we recommend ACC SportSmart as a great resource to encourage a safe return to play for participants.


Useful Links

Please visit the government website for the most up to date information.


Training in Isolation Videos

Click here for ideas around how you can train in isolation.


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