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Prime Minister’s Statement: EIHA Return To Play Update

EIHA Update Statement

Prime Minister’s Statement: EIHA Return To Play Update

Today’s announcements from the UK government will have an impact on the return to play for ice hockey in England.

The primary change is that adults (over 18s) need to adhere to the ‘rule of six’ if playing a team sport indoors.

Going to the gym and fitness classes will be allowed for over six people so long as there is no interaction or mingling between different groups of six.

Outdoor sports and activities played formally under approved guidance can carry on.

All organised activities for children – including indoor team sports – will continue to be exempt from the ‘rule of six’.

The EIHA are awaiting clarification from both DCMS and Sport England on three points before updating our official guidance. We expect this to be published tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd September).

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The Club will continue to provide updates upon receiving them through our website and social media channels. We expect to hear of a statement from the EIHA regarding the return to play update in due course.