COVID 19 dramatically changed the way we all live our lives in 2020 but has continued to have an impact in 2021 across the world, and particularly for our Oceania region. Lockdowns and travel bans continue to be modified and changes happen frequently. Fiji and Papua New Guinea have had  little hockey this year due to the rise of COVID cases while some states of Australia, namely NSW and now Auckland NZ have had sudden lockdowns resulting in the stopping of all sport. 

Community hockey was able to be played during 2020 in most members but many of  the international, regional and national events were cancelled or postponed. The hockey that did go ahead was due to the sports governing bodies producing protocols and procedures that worked well to allow play but keep all participants safe. These procedures will need to be reviewed and ready to put into effect if required at any time during 2021.

If any of the Pacific Islands need help please contact Oceania Hockey Federation for further advice or support.

Examples of Robust Procedures are attached below :

FIH Guidelines 

Hockey Australia Guidelines 

Hockey NZ Guidelines 

Papua New Guinea Hockey Federation