Following further clarity from DCMS and the Department for Transport, England Hockey can confirm that sport is not an exempt reason for car sharing by individuals not in the same household or support bubble.
Car sharing now is not expected to be permitted for sport until at least Step 3 of the Governments Roadmap, no earlier than 17 May.
With travel being such an important part of making competition accessible and inclusive for so many, England Hockey recommends that Step 4 of our original Covid-19 Roadmap continues to be followed. We will review this position and are hopeful of transitioning to Step 5 to coincide with the further easing of travel restrictions.
In the meantime, training and local friendlies can continue in line with our full guidance. We have been delighted to see so many picking up a stick and returning to play in a safe and responsible way.
The next Step of the Governments Roadmap takes affect from 12 April. England Hockey will review the guidance for any changes that may be possible to implement from next week. We will continue to update our FAQs.