We are sorry to announce that the 2020 hockey season in the Falkland Islands has been postponed effective immediately.
We have been advised by the Chief Medical Officer and the Government emergency advisor that activities with a higher risk of injury, including hockey, should postpone activities for a period of time.
This is not due to the risk of directly spreading Covid-19, but is because of limited medivac capabilities which are now only available for life-threatening conditions. Lesser injuries, such as complicated broken bones, will now only be able to be treated in the Falkland Island without the specialist treatment that you can access with a medivac. Additionally treating these injuries will potentially take away hospital resources from those who may need critical care in the coming weeks as the Covid-19 situation develops.
Hockey does pose an increased risk of injury so we are happy to follow expert advice and postpone the rest of the season.
We are anticipating that this will only be for a short time and we will resume the season with the same 2020 teams once we have the all clear to do so. In the meantime, we will discuss as a committee what we might be able to do instead of inline hockey. We will let you know in due course what we have planned.
As always, if you have any questions please just ask. We are a hockey family, and we want to do whats best for everyone in our community.
Please be kind to one another, take the time to help those who are struggling, and give a helping hand.