Field Hockey Canada > COVID-19 - Return to Play Guidelines


Field Hockey Canada is delighted to announce that effective immediately, our community can return to play. The additional COVID-19 liability insurance is in place for all registered participants. We would remind you to ensure that provincial health recommendations and local guidelines are to be followed and that you return to play in a safe manner and under the conditions outlined in the return to play guidelines applicable to your circumstance and province. This has been a trying year for all of us so we are delighted to have reached this milestone and are able to return with confidence and safety. Field Hockey Canada wishes you happy and safe times back on field.

Download FHC’s Return to Play Guidelines here

Updated: June 15, 2020



Return to Play Phase 1 – Return to Train

A return to sport must strictly adhere to the policies and procedures outlined by federal, provincial and municipal governments and public health agencies that have been established to ensure a safe environment for all. Guidelines MUST be adhered to at all times. Additionally, Field Hockey Canada values these guiding principles for a Safe return to sport:

Step 1: WAIVER

  • All participants MUST complete the Waiver prior to re-starting sport. This waiver needs to be kept on file for 3 years.
  • A Waiver needs to be completed at least once for each stage of the return to full international sport.


  • This is a Pre-Activity Health Screening. All participants must complete an attestation form prior to every session. This indicates a general state of health and well-being. The COVID-19 safety officer at the session will check for compliance prior to the commencement of the session.
  • It is the responsibility of all adult participants and the responsibility of all parents and/or guardians responsible for those under the age of 19, to conduct a health screening assessment as to the suitability to return to play (take part in activity)
  • This is to be completed prior to every session.

Anyone exhibiting any of the following symptoms MUST NOT attend or take part in any return to play activity and it is further recommended that a referral to a health care provider be made:

  • COVID-19 -like symptoms
  • Common cold symptoms
  • Influenza (flu) symptoms
  • Symptoms of any other infectious respiratory disease

Please view and download Field Hockey Canada Waivers below:

Facility Use Waiver – FHC_FacilityUse_Waiver

Remote Training Waiver – FHC_RemoteTraining_Waiver

Daily Attestation Form – FHC_DailyAttestation_Form

Remote Training/Facility Use – FHC_RTFU_Waiver


Please consult the following link from the Public Health Agency of Canada, which provides the current situation for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak including risk to Canadians.

Via Sport Return to Play Guidelines:

Own the Podium Guidelines:

Provincial RTP Guidelines: Provincial Information

WHO Guidelines:

Government of Canada Guidelines:

Kids Help Phone Line – ENG | FR


Field Hockey BC – FHBC Return to Play [first stage]

Field Hockey Alberta – FHA Return to Sport

Field Hockey Ontario – FHO Return to Train Guidelines

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