Hockey Goes On But With Covid Restrictions In Place
We can’t wait to see you for our next game on 8 January.
We haven’t seen you since the government put new Covid-19 restrictions in place in December, so here’s a reminder of what this all means for your visit.
These are mandatory for indoor venues with a large capacity like Riverside, so please remember that anyone over the age of 11 must wear a mask for the duration of the game, unless exempt.
NHS COVID pass
Venues with more than 500 people must check the Covid status of visitors who are over 18. So, you can only enter the venue if you can show one of the following:
A valid NHS Covid Pass confirming that you’ve been vaccinated. You can download a digital version of this pass via the NHS app. It’s best to do this in advance and save it offline on your phone in case you can’t connect to the internet at the rink.
If you don’t have a smartphone, you can download your pass and print a copy at home to bring with you. You can also ask for an NHS Covid Pass letter to be sent to you through the post by calling 119 if you are unable to download one online. For more information about how to apply for a free NHS Covid Pass, go to: https://www.nhs.uk/condi…/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
Proof of a negative PCR or rapid lateral flow test taken no more than 48 hours before the fixture. Bring a copy of the notification you receive from the NHS when the test is logged
Please remember, vaccination cards cannot be used as proof of your Covid status.
Arrive early at the river entrance
Doors open 55 minutes before the game and with more checks to be done than usual, it’s best to be early with everything you need to hand. Access will be from the river entrance to Riverside, so please don’t queue at the car park side to get into the game.
Please be kind
Staff at the venue are working hard to keep everyone safe and follow government guidelines, so please be patient and kind when they ask to see your paperwork or check that face coverings are being worn.