Return to Hockey – Phase 1

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Old Schools Lane re-opens for Hockey Club members.

Exciting times for hockey club members as we re-open limited hockey training facilities at Old Schools Lane. Please continue reading for further details on the extensive rules, how to book and relevant information on phase 1 of returning to hockey.

Following updated guidance from England Hockey and the Government we are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening limited hockey training facilities at Old Schools Lane (OSL) from Friday 29 May for hockey club members.

EHC Club Members Guidance

Please note there are extensive rules that we must follow to operate in this period. All members must read the EHC Members Guidance – Return to Hockey (Phase 1) carefully and thoroughly prior to booking and using facilities. Download and read…

Bookings (Club Members Only)

The astroturf pitch at OSL is available for use by Hockey Club members at set times and on a pre-booked basis only. Grass pitches at the site are not in use. Portacabins will remain closed meaning all toilets, handwashing or refreshment facilities will not be available.

Playing Hockey Under Lockdown.

Bookings are for 45 minutes, starting promptly on the hour, as follows:
Friday 29 May between 12.00 and 17.00
Saturdays / Sundays between 10.00 and 16.00
Mondays to Fridays between 16.00 and 21.00

All astroturf bookings must be made through the EHC website by a hockey club member or by a parent / guardian on their behalf.

All bookings must be made by 18.00 on the day before a session is taking place to allow the Club to plan for numbers attending.

Do not travel to Old Schools Lane unless you have a confirmed booking.

  • Two hockey club members (aged 11 years and over) from different households may play together, whilst social distancing, always maintaining a 2m distance.
  • Up to four hockey club members from the same household may play together. Junior members (6-10 years) must play with people from their own household, including one parent / guardian.
  • Each junior member must wear a gum shield and shin pads and be supervised by or playing with one adult from their own household.
  • U18s must be supervised for the duration of a session.

Opening of the site is subject to a designated Club Representative being present to manage access to facilities and ensure guidelines are being followed.

New member enquiries

Looking to join us and become a member at Epsom Hockey Club? Please do get in touch via the website.

Please note all on-pitch hockey activity will self-led and not supervised in any way. Members using facilities will be doing so entirely at their own risk.

We are very pleased to be able to get some hockey activity happening back at the Club, but our priority is naturally the safety of our members and their families, volunteers and club staff.

Thank you for your co-operation in adhering fully to the guidelines for use of facilities and for giving the utmost consideration to the health of yourselves and others. 

Best wishes 

Chair, Epsom HC

Hockey Under Lockdown
Follow the guidelines.  Enjoy your exercise.  Stay safe.