Following the ongoing developments and latest government announcements regarding COVID-19, Hockey Australia (HA) wishes to provide the following update.
As with many other organisations, Hockey Australia takes guidance from Government Agencies in relation to actions and decisions concerning COVID-19. HA continues to monitor the coronavirus situation daily and receive regular updates from AIS and AOC Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr David Hughes, in conjunction with the Federal Department of Health.
There is a link on the AIS website under Health & Wellbeing which is updated daily with information in relation to high performance recommendations. While the information provides advice with High Performance programs in mind, there is general information that remains relevant to the wider hockey community. The Hockey Australia Guidelines for Healthy Travel can also be found here.
Based on recent advice, and in consultation with our key stakeholders, Hockey Australia is seeking to cancel some upcoming events. We will also keep a watching brief on all future events with a view to making decisions at a later stage to either proceed, cancel or postpone.
HA has an important responsibility to assist with reducing the risk of infection. We continue to regard the health and wellbeing of players, officials and staff at all levels as our highest priority. In consultation with the State and Territory Hockey Associations, we have undertaken a number of measures in relation to COVID-19 for the immediate future and recognise that we also need to continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to adjust our approach if required.Read More