European Hockey Federation – Corona Virus (COVID-19) Statement

Updated 19th November  2021

Dear Hockey Friends,

First of all, I like to wish that you all keep healthy and safe.  The EHF has made a number of announcements, which I have listed below for ease of use.

As we start 2021 we have convened a Covid19 Panel and have prepared Covid 19 Guidelines for our hosts, teams, officials and fans, which we will keep updated during the course of 2021.

Click here for the Guidelines.

2021 Announcements Below: 

  • 28th January, the EHF President wrote to the Hockey Family on planning for 2021, click here
  • 22nd March we announced that the EuroHockey Club Challenges will be put on hold, click here
  • 29th March we announced a number of changes to our Development Programmes, click here 
  • 5th May we announced a number of changes to our EuroHockey5s events and planning for our U18 Championships, click here


2020 Announcements Below: 

On 21st March we announced a number of Executive Board decisions.

Please click here for a summary of those decisions.

On 24th March we announced the cancellation of the EuroHockey Clubs events 2020. 

Please click here for the full decision.

On 31st March we announced the cancellation of our EuroHockey U18 Championships events. 

Please click here for the full decision.

On 14th April we have announced the dates and venues for the EuroHockey Under 18 Championships, 2021 (which will be U19 for 2021 only) 
Click here for the dates and venues.
On 16th April we announced the process for qualification for the 2021 EuroHockey Club events. 
Click here for the full decision.

On 20th April we announced an update on the EuroHockey Invitational Events and the Education Programmes U4E and J4E.

Click here for the full decision.

On 11th May we announced the rescheduled dates for the 2021 EuroHockey Championships and Championships II, Men and Women

Click here for the full decision

On 12th May we announced the decisions around EHL 2020/2021

Click here for the full decision

Given all the decisions around the change of dates for the EuroHockey Championships, on 14th May the EHF announced that some changes needed to be made for 2021 club events.

Click here for the full decision

Here is a link to the Outdoor club season – further explanation

Given the worsening situation in Europe in relation to COVID19 the EHF Executive Board has decided to put the 2021 EuroHockey Indoor Junior Championships ON HOLD, click here.

While the immediate future is still uncertain, we are working hard now to return in small steps to normality.

We hope very much we can make some progress, realising that we all have to take responsibility ourselves to make this happen. The EHF office is now open but as advised by the Belgian Government and due to travel restrictions many of the staff are continuing to work from home. 

Angus Kirkland, Director General  –
Gráinne Corry, Operations Manager  –
Monika Ivanauskaitė, Administration Manager –
Tom Pedersen Smith, Education and Development Manager  –
David Voskamp, Competitions Manager  –
Siobhán Madeley, Communications Manager –
Jokko De Wit, Partnership Manager –

Warm regards and a hug from a distance


President, EHF


We understand that clubs, fans, umpires and officials have a lot of questions at this difficult and unprecedented time.

We would like to assure you that the European Hockey Federation is closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and will take the advice of the WHO (World Health Organisation) and the various Government and Public Health Authorities in the countries that are hosting our events.

Based on the current status and advice we continue to plan for all EuroHockey tournaments.

Please note that in the event of cancellation/postponement, due to a directive from the Public Health Authorities in each country we will advise teams and officials immediately and updated information will be posted here.

EHL FINAL8 News (click here) 

EuroHockey Trophy Women News (click here)

The health and safety of hockey players, officials, volunteers and fans are of paramount importance to the European Hockey Federation, so in the meantime, we recommend that everyone pays extra attention to basic hygiene and refers to the advice of the WHO (click here)

The most important measures that people can take to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading are very simple.

These measures apply to all viruses that can cause the flu and colds.


  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cough and sneeze in the inside of your elbow
  • Use paper tissue tissues