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30th OctImportant Message to all DHUA Umpires PLEASE READ

A few things have been cropping up as we do our utmost to manage the current situation.
There have been some incidents where communication has not been as effective as it needs to be.
At this stage no blame or accusations are being levelled at anyone.
We all know that if the chain fails, for whatever reason, then all sorts of confusion results.
We have had one or two situations where clubs have not confirmed match details with the umpire.
We have had appointed umpires not turning up to a match.
There have been changes made to match arrangements and umpires not notified.
The list goes on!

So, may I please reiterate the importance of taking responsibility for situations and helping everyone in their respective roles.
The extra layers of administration required to deal with the current situation have put us all under pressure. We are facing new challenges in organisation and so we need to be helpful and patient with each other as we try to ensure hockey takes place for the benefit of all involved.

In order to do your bit please take note of the following:
We are appointing no further than 2 weeks ahead. This is because of the regular changes being made and additional fixture information becoming available as well as reacting to any local covid measures.
Keep checking the Devon Hockey website and especially your Personal Area....fixtures are being re-arranged sometimes on unusual days/times so it is imperative to keep availability information up to date. Please do all you can to make yourself available and to provide notes on any limitations. Please note that when you enter or amend your availability you must go to the bottom of the page and press the submit button...this has proved to be one of the reasons for mis-understandings!
If you are appointed make sure you contact your colleague pre-match...this helps to make sure messages do not go astray.
If your game is cancelled please advise Matt and perhaps offer to be appointed to another game.
If a club does not contact you with match confirmation or fails to update you with any changes to time or venue please let me or Matt know about it...please also contact the club if you have not heard from them...please do not just make a personal decision to not turn up. This could leave a colleague alone and it also disappoints the players.
Everything is a challenge at the moment and club officers can make mistakes too...give them a chance but by telling us as well we can see if there is any pattern.
I will be reminding clubs of their responsibilities too !

If you have not done so, then please submit your covid form for registration with DHUA (remember to do the same for any possible club umpiring you may do to support a club when it is not a DHUA appointment).
There is a very long list of DHUA members who have not sent the registration to Matt as requested...if it is you, then please act now. We cannot appoint without adhering to this requirement.
Refer to the latest Risk Assessment for up to date advice and measures required to ensure covid safety.
Any incidents or concerns post-match regarding covid matters must be reported to DHUA covid officer (Matt Reynolds) eg if you become ill or discover you have been in contact with someone tested positive before you umpired but did not know at the time, etc.

The key message is...keep checking all sources of information (website and personal area, emails, texts, etc) and try to be helpful and flexible!

Thank you for your cooperation and for your support for hockey in Devon.
Bob Whitell
President DHUA

A few things have been cropping up as we do our utmost to manage the current situation.
There have been some incidents where communication has not been as effective as it needs to be.
At this stage no blame or accusations are being levelled at anyone.
We all know that if the chain fails, for whatever reason, then all sorts of confusion results.
We have had one or two situations where clubs have not confirmed match details with the umpire.
We have had appointed umpires not turning up to a match.
There have been changes made to match arrangements and umpires not notified.
The list goes on!

So, may I please reiterate the importance of taking responsibility for situations and helping everyone in their respective roles.
The extra layers of administration required to deal with the current situation have put us all under pressure. We are facing new challenges in organisation and so we need to be helpful and patient with each other as we try to ensure hockey takes place for the benefit of all involved.

In order to do your bit please take note of the following:
We are appointing no further than 2 weeks ahead. This is because of the regular changes being made and additional fixture information becoming available as well as reacting to any local covid measures.
Keep checking the Devon Hockey website and especially your Personal Area....fixtures are being re-arranged sometimes on unusual days/times so it is imperative to keep availability information up to date. Please do all you can to make yourself available and to provide notes on any limitations. Please note that when you enter or amend your availability you must go to the bottom of the page and press the submit button...this has proved to be one of the reasons for mis-understandings!
If you are appointed make sure you contact your colleague pre-match...this helps to make sure messages do not go astray.
If your game is cancelled please advise Matt and perhaps offer to be appointed to another game.
If a club does not contact you with match confirmation or fails to update you with any changes to time or venue please let me or Matt know about it...please also contact the club if you have not heard from them...please do not just make a personal decision to not turn up. This could leave a colleague alone and it also disappoints the players.
Everything is a challenge at the moment and club officers can make mistakes too...give them a chance but by telling us as well we can see if there is any pattern.
I will be reminding clubs of their responsibilities too !

If you have not done so, then please submit your covid form for registration with DHUA (remember to do the same for any possible club umpiring you may do to support a club when it is not a DHUA appointment).
There is a very long list of DHUA members who have not sent the registration to Matt as requested...if it is you, then please act now. We cannot appoint without adhering to this requirement.
Refer to the latest Risk Assessment for up to date advice and measures required to ensure covid safety.
Any incidents or concerns post-match regarding covid matters must be reported to DHUA covid officer (Matt Reynolds) eg if you become ill or discover you have been in contact with someone tested positive before you umpired but did not know at the time, etc.

The key message is...keep checking all sources of information (website and personal area, emails, texts, etc) and try to be helpful and flexible!

Thank you for your cooperation and for your support for hockey in Devon.
Bob Whitell
President DHUA

A few things have been cropping up as we do our utmost to manage the current situation.
There have been some incidents where communication has not been as effective as it needs to be.
At this stage no blame or accusations are being levelled at anyone.
We all know that if the chain fails, for whatever reason, then all sorts of confusion results.
We have had one or two situations where clubs have not confirmed match details with the umpire.
We have had appointed umpires not turning up to a match.
There have been changes made to match arrangements and umpires not notified.
The list goes on!

So, may I please reiterate the importance of taking responsibility for situations and helping everyone in their respective roles.
The extra layers of administration required to deal with the current situation have put us all under pressure. We are facing new challenges in organisation and so we need to be helpful and patient with each other as we try to ensure hockey takes place for the benefit of all involved.

In order to do your bit please take note of the following:
We are appointing no further than 2 weeks ahead. This is because of the regular changes being made and additional fixture information becoming available as well as reacting to any local covid measures.
Keep checking the Devon Hockey website and especially your Personal Area....fixtures are being re-arranged sometimes on unusual days/times so it is imperative to keep availability information up to date. Please do all you can to make yourself available and to provide notes on any limitations. Please note that when you enter or amend your availability you must go to the bottom of the page and press the submit button...this has proved to be one of the reasons for mis-understandings!
If you are appointed make sure you contact your colleague pre-match...this helps to make sure messages do not go astray.
If your game is cancelled please advise Matt and perhaps offer to be appointed to another game.
If a club does not contact you with match confirmation or fails to update you with any changes to time or venue please let me or Matt know about it...please also contact the club if you have not heard from them...please do not just make a personal decision to not turn up. This could leave a colleague alone and it also disappoints the players.
Everything is a challenge at the moment and club officers can make mistakes too...give them a chance but by telling us as well we can see if there is any pattern.
I will be reminding clubs of their responsibilities too !

If you have not done so, then please submit your covid form for registration with DHUA (remember to do the same for any possible club umpiring you may do to support a club when it is not a DHUA appointment).
There is a very long list of DHUA members who have not sent the registration to Matt as requested...if it is you, then please act now. We cannot appoint without adhering to this requirement.
Refer to the latest Risk Assessment for up to date advice and measures required to ensure covid safety.
Any incidents or concerns post-match regarding covid matters must be reported to DHUA covid officer (Matt Reynolds) eg if you become ill or discover you have been in contact with someone tested positive before you umpired but did not know at the time, etc.

The key message is...keep checking all sources of information (website and personal area, emails, texts, etc) and try to be helpful and flexible!

Thank you for your cooperation and for your support for hockey in Devon.
Bob Whitell
President DHUA

18th OctEH COVID Participation form requirement - if it is returned to your personal area

Please only click the link to DHUA for your form in the personal area if your confirmation email indicates that you are linked with DHUA. Linking with your club does not make an automatic link. I have this week returned over 30 such 'claims'. If you find that you have the link re-appears it will be because your form is not matched with the EH list I access and as such cannot be verified. Until verified you cannot be considered for appointing/coaching or assessment.

Please only click the link to DHUA for your form in the personal area if your confirmation email indicates that you are linked with DHUA. Linking with your club does not make an automatic link. I have this week returned over 30 such 'claims'. If you find that you have the link re-appears it will be because your form is not matched with the EH list I access and as such cannot be verified. Until verified you cannot be considered for appointing/coaching or assessment.

Please only click the link to DHUA for your form in the personal area if your confirmation email indicates that you are linked with DHUA. Linking with your club does not make an automatic link. I have this week returned over 30 such 'claims'. If you find that you have the link re-appears it will be because your form is not matched with the EH list I access and as such cannot be verified. Until verified you cannot be considered for appointing/coaching or assessment.

6th OctDHUA Update for Umpires October 2020

DHUA Update for Umpires
The season is well underway now and many colleagues have already umpired their first games in preparation for the start of the regional and local league campaign commencing at the end of the month.
DHUA will set out to provide the best possible support for clubs and all umpires during the season and has been planning for the specific challenges that lie ahead and how best to cope with them.
Please read through the “Update for Clubs” in order to see the main points covered.
Below are some additional points for all umpires to note.
1. Response to the covid restrictions and the EH Return to Play guidelines
There will be many challenges in the weeks to come as many facilities will not be available for match play. Therefore, games may be organised at different venues and played at unusual times. We have asked clubs to keep us notified of fixture arrangements (times and dates and venues) because changes to the norm will be inevitable. We request that club officers keep an eye on the website and advise us as soon as possible if fixture arrangements change.
We will find ourselves appointing at short notice and it is most important that all umpires keep their availability up to date and, most importantly, should check for “new” fixtures on a regular basis and enter revised availability accordingly. There may well be games taking place during the week in the evenings and probably many more taking place on Sundays simply because Saturday pitch slots will be difficult to obtain.
With regard to the covid restrictions and the EH “Return to Play” protocols-
Clubs have received a reminder about covid restrictions and the EH guidelines for everyone involved in the game to follow.
It is early days as we get used to it all. However, it has become clear that many individuals are not taking enough responsibility for their own actions despite the guidance and regulations in place. The main issue being reported by umpire colleagues and other observers is a lack of regard for social-distancing.
Clubs have been requested to make sure that all players know what is expected especially in terms of respecting social distancing. The EH guidance is clear and we do not want to see any Devon club penalised for non-compliance.
May I remind all umpires that we must our part as well and must act as exemplars of good practice in this respect.
This message was sent out by David Elworthy (England Hockey) a few days ago regarding “Social Distancing” off the pitch:

“Sorry to be the killjoy here, but I know that umpires are pleased to be experiencing a little “normality” with hockey resuming. However, as tackled by a few associations this weekend, pictures on Social Media should be showing how safe our sport is, even during COVID restrictions. Images of umpires hugging pre-match, sitting in dug-outs less than 2m away from each other having pre-match chats, etc are not the images that should support our current position against COVID 19.
I would appreciate it if you can remind your members that Social Distancing measures still apply to umpires, as well as officials and players when the ball is not in play.”
When officiating a match… umpires have been instructed by England Hockey to respond strongly to any failure of players to adhere to the guidance given to ensure safe play. For further information visit the EH website.
2. Hospitality Awards 2020/21
We will continue with the Hospitality Award Scheme that has been running for a number of seasons. Clearly there may not be the usual post-match hospitality arrangements for umpires to enjoy but there are still all of the opportunities for clubs to impress appointed umpires with the quality of pre-match information, a welcome and an appreciation of the umpiring efforts on the day. So please report as usual when appointed to a Devon game.
3. Communication
As well as the new “triage” email system please remember that as umpires there is also the website personal area link (Feedback/Questions) to use for general queries for attention of DHUA officers.
4. Re-structuring of hockey administration

All umpires will be kept informed of developments and from time to time asked to comment on specific matters. If you have any issues to raise or views to offer please email Bob or Peter accordingly.
This is another challenge that we face…planning for the future and managing the transition process.

5. President of DHUA
I will be continuing as President for the coming season.
This may well be the last season for DHUA in the present form and for that reason continuity of leadership was important. The Management Committee is shown in the Club Update.
And finally…
Please do all you can to be flexible and available and to be pro-active in supporting our officers in the months to come. Appointing will be a challenge and we need all members to assist by keeping personal details and availability up to date. Please try to refer to the Devon Hockey site on a daily basis if at all possible.
Our aim is to work together to ensure that we can return to the field of play safely and positively. And… a big thank you to all umpires for whatever you can offer in support our endeavours this season. I hope you enjoy your games and I look forward to catching up with you pitch-side at some point.!!
Bob Whitell President, Devon HUA October 2020

DHUA Update for Umpires
The season is well underway now and many colleagues have already umpired their first games in preparation for the start of the regional and local league campaign commencing at the end of the month.
DHUA will set out to provide the best possible support for clubs and all umpires during the season and has been planning for the specific challenges that lie ahead and how best to cope with them.
Please read through the “Update for Clubs” in order to see the main points covered.
Below are some additional points for all umpires to note.
1. Response to the covid restrictions and the EH Return to Play guidelines
There will be many challenges in the weeks to come as many facilities will not be available for match play. Therefore, games may be organised at different venues and played at unusual times. We have asked clubs to keep us notified of fixture arrangements (times and dates and venues) because changes to the norm will be inevitable. We request that club officers keep an eye on the website and advise us as soon as possible if fixture arrangements change.
We will find ourselves appointing at short notice and it is most important that all umpires keep their availability up to date and, most importantly, should check for “new” fixtures on a regular basis and enter revised availability accordingly. There may well be games taking place during the week in the evenings and probably many more taking place on Sundays simply because Saturday pitch slots will be difficult to obtain.
With regard to the covid restrictions and the EH “Return to Play” protocols-
Clubs have received a reminder about covid restrictions and the EH guidelines for everyone involved in the game to follow.
It is early days as we get used to it all. However, it has become clear that many individuals are not taking enough responsibility for their own actions despite the guidance and regulations in place. The main issue being reported by umpire colleagues and other observers is a lack of regard for social-distancing.
Clubs have been requested to make sure that all players know what is expected especially in terms of respecting social distancing. The EH guidance is clear and we do not want to see any Devon club penalised for non-compliance.
May I remind all umpires that we must our part as well and must act as exemplars of good practice in this respect.
This message was sent out by David Elworthy (England Hockey) a few days ago regarding “Social Distancing” off the pitch:

“Sorry to be the killjoy here, but I know that umpires are pleased to be experiencing a little “normality” with hockey resuming. However, as tackled by a few associations this weekend, pictures on Social Media should be showing how safe our sport is, even during COVID restrictions. Images of umpires hugging pre-match, sitting in dug-outs less than 2m away from each other having pre-match chats, etc are not the images that should support our current position against COVID 19.
I would appreciate it if you can remind your members that Social Distancing measures still apply to umpires, as well as officials and players when the ball is not in play.”
When officiating a match… umpires have been instructed by England Hockey to respond strongly to any failure of players to adhere to the guidance given to ensure safe play. For further information visit the EH website.
2. Hospitality Awards 2020/21
We will continue with the Hospitality Award Scheme that has been running for a number of seasons. Clearly there may not be the usual post-match hospitality arrangements for umpires to enjoy but there are still all of the opportunities for clubs to impress appointed umpires with the quality of pre-match information, a welcome and an appreciation of the umpiring efforts on the day. So please report as usual when appointed to a Devon game.
3. Communication
As well as the new “triage” email system please remember that as umpires there is also the website personal area link (Feedback/Questions) to use for general queries for attention of DHUA officers.
4. Re-structuring of hockey administration

All umpires will be kept informed of developments and from time to time asked to comment on specific matters. If you have any issues to raise or views to offer please email Bob or Peter accordingly.
This is another challenge that we face…planning for the future and managing the transition process.

5. President of DHUA
I will be continuing as President for the coming season.
This may well be the last season for DHUA in the present form and for that reason continuity of leadership was important. The Management Committee is shown in the Club Update.
And finally…
Please do all you can to be flexible and available and to be pro-active in supporting our officers in the months to come. Appointing will be a challenge and we need all members to assist by keeping personal details and availability up to date. Please try to refer to the Devon Hockey site on a daily basis if at all possible.
Our aim is to work together to ensure that we can return to the field of play safely and positively. And… a big thank you to all umpires for whatever you can offer in support our endeavours this season. I hope you enjoy your games and I look forward to catching up with you pitch-side at some point.!!
Bob Whitell President, Devon HUA October 2020

DHUA Update for Umpires
The season is well underway now and many colleagues have already umpired their first games in preparation for the start of the regional and local league campaign commencing at the end of the month.
DHUA will set out to provide the best possible support for clubs and all umpires during the season and has been planning for the specific challenges that lie ahead and how best to cope with them.
Please read through the “Update for Clubs” in order to see the main points covered.
Below are some additional points for all umpires to note.
1. Response to the covid restrictions and the EH Return to Play guidelines
There will be many challenges in the weeks to come as many facilities will not be available for match play. Therefore, games may be organised at different venues and played at unusual times. We have asked clubs to keep us notified of fixture arrangements (times and dates and venues) because changes to the norm will be inevitable. We request that club officers keep an eye on the website and advise us as soon as possible if fixture arrangements change.
We will find ourselves appointing at short notice and it is most important that all umpires keep their availability up to date and, most importantly, should check for “new” fixtures on a regular basis and enter revised availability accordingly. There may well be games taking place during the week in the evenings and probably many more taking place on Sundays simply because Saturday pitch slots will be difficult to obtain.
With regard to the covid restrictions and the EH “Return to Play” protocols-
Clubs have received a reminder about covid restrictions and the EH guidelines for everyone involved in the game to follow.
It is early days as we get used to it all. However, it has become clear that many individuals are not taking enough responsibility for their own actions despite the guidance and regulations in place. The main issue being reported by umpire colleagues and other observers is a lack of regard for social-distancing.
Clubs have been requested to make sure that all players know what is expected especially in terms of respecting social distancing. The EH guidance is clear and we do not want to see any Devon club penalised for non-compliance.
May I remind all umpires that we must our part as well and must act as exemplars of good practice in this respect.
This message was sent out by David Elworthy (England Hockey) a few days ago regarding “Social Distancing” off the pitch:

“Sorry to be the killjoy here, but I know that umpires are pleased to be experiencing a little “normality” with hockey resuming. However, as tackled by a few associations this weekend, pictures on Social Media should be showing how safe our sport is, even during COVID restrictions. Images of umpires hugging pre-match, sitting in dug-outs less than 2m away from each other having pre-match chats, etc are not the images that should support our current position against COVID 19.
I would appreciate it if you can remind your members that Social Distancing measures still apply to umpires, as well as officials and players when the ball is not in play.”
When officiating a match… umpires have been instructed by England Hockey to respond strongly to any failure of players to adhere to the guidance given to ensure safe play. For further information visit the EH website.
2. Hospitality Awards 2020/21
We will continue with the Hospitality Award Scheme that has been running for a number of seasons. Clearly there may not be the usual post-match hospitality arrangements for umpires to enjoy but there are still all of the opportunities for clubs to impress appointed umpires with the quality of pre-match information, a welcome and an appreciation of the umpiring efforts on the day. So please report as usual when appointed to a Devon game.
3. Communication
As well as the new “triage” email system please remember that as umpires there is also the website personal area link (Feedback/Questions) to use for general queries for attention of DHUA officers.
4. Re-structuring of hockey administration

All umpires will be kept informed of developments and from time to time asked to comment on specific matters. If you have any issues to raise or views to offer please email Bob or Peter accordingly.
This is another challenge that we face…planning for the future and managing the transition process.

5. President of DHUA
I will be continuing as President for the coming season.
This may well be the last season for DHUA in the present form and for that reason continuity of leadership was important. The Management Committee is shown in the Club Update.
And finally…
Please do all you can to be flexible and available and to be pro-active in supporting our officers in the months to come. Appointing will be a challenge and we need all members to assist by keeping personal details and availability up to date. Please try to refer to the Devon Hockey site on a daily basis if at all possible.
Our aim is to work together to ensure that we can return to the field of play safely and positively. And… a big thank you to all umpires for whatever you can offer in support our endeavours this season. I hope you enjoy your games and I look forward to catching up with you pitch-side at some point.!!
Bob Whitell President, Devon HUA October 2020

5th OctDHUA Update October 2020

DHUA Update for Clubs
The season has started and we look forward to the regional and local league campaign commencing at the end of the month and supporting our clubs to the best of our ability.
DHUA has been planning for the challenges ahead and how best to cope with them.
1. Response to the covid restrictions and the EH Return to Play guidelines
The issues are clear in that the covid repercussions will be felt by all of us. It is very likely that amenities will be restricted and therefore games played at unusual times. We would ask clubs to keep us notified of fixture arrangements (times and dates and venues) because changes to the norm will be inevitable. Please do not assume that we know all fixture details…keep an eye on the website and advise us as soon as possible if arrangements change.
With regard to the covid restrictions and the EH “Return to Play” protocols-
We have had a few weeks now of pre-season games and therefore the opportunities to rehearse the expectations that are in place to keep everyone safe in these difficult times. It is clear that clubs and venues have thought things through and put appropriate measures in place. EH have published clear guidelines for everyone to follow.
It is early days as we get used to it all. However, it has become clear that many individuals are not taking enough responsibility for their own actions despite the guidance and regulations in place. The main issue being reported is the lack of regard for social distancing.
DHUA colleagues do not wish to have their own safety compromised by a failure of individuals and groups to comply with the guidance and the restrictions. Umpires are also not the “covid police” and do not wish to be involved in making sure these restrictions are being followed. Umpires are there as participants in the game and should not need to be reminding clubs and individuals about responsibilities that are not directly involved with the match.
So please make sure that all players know what is expected of each of them especially in terms of respecting social distancing. The EH guidance is clear and we do not want to see any Devon club penalised for non-compliance.
Examples of good practice are:
• waiting outside of the pitch until previous users have vacated the pitch
• maintaining social distancing in dug outs and as substitutes on the sidelines
• avoiding hugs and huddles
• respect guidance at venues regarding one-way systems, numbers in changing rooms, etc.
During a match… umpires have been instructed by England Hockey to respond strongly to any failure of players to adhere to the guidance given to ensure safe play.
2. Hospitality Awards 2020/21
We will continue with the Hospitality Award Scheme that has been running for a number of seasons. Clearly there may not be the usual post-match hospitality arrangements as in past seasons but there are still all of the opportunities to impress with pre-match information, welcome and appreciation that colleagues will report upon.
3. Communication
DHUA has set up a contact email. Detail of this has been circulated to clubs. Essentially, this is a “triage” system and 3 senior colleagues (Bob Whitell, Peter Hammond and Matt Reynolds) will access this email address regularly and either deal with the matter or forward it to the person best able to respond. The aim is to spread the number on emails going to any one individual and to be more efficient in responding to club enquiries.
The email address is: dhuacontact@gmail.com
We will trial the contact for a few months and evaluate the outcomes in due course.
4. Re-structuring of hockey administration
As you will know EH is finalising the plans to re-structure leagues, areas, administration, etc.
Working groups are now looking at the fine detail and the aim is still to bring all of the changes into effect by 2021/22 season.
As things stand there may no longer be a DHUA, or any other HUA, as umpiring structures and other components of administering our sport are adjusted in order to bring consistency and simplified management arrangements into play.
Consequently, this is another challenge that we face…planning for the future and managing the transition process. We will keep in touch with clubs as things begin to become clearer.
5. DHUA President
Bob Whitell will continue as President until the outcome and timing of re-organisation becomes clear.
DHUA Management Committee 2020/21
• President: Bob Whitell
• Chief Coach/Chair of the Selection and Coaching Committee: Peter Hammond
• Membership Secretary: Denise Aplin
• Treasurer and DHA representative: Jackie Brooks
• Webmaster /Appointments Coordinator /Covid officer for DHUA: Matt Reynolds
• BUCS Appointments Coordinator: Mike Daniel
• Note-taker for Committee Meetings: Mark Sims
• Discipline Officer: Sam Tallowin
• Youth Umpire Development: Neil Barnes (to be confirmed)
• West Representative: Peter Hammond
• Devon Forum Representative: Sue Sharland
• Safeguarding and Welfare: Richard Hill
• Other Committee Members: Rob Logan, Neil Foster
• DHA Representative: Dave Chard
6. Devon Festival 2021
The 2020 Festival was cancelled because of the covid restrictions. We remain hopeful that we will be able to organise a Festival for 2021. A working party is in place and details will be published in the Spring 2021.
7. Umpire Level 1 Courses
DHUA will no longer take the lead in setting up courses in the manner that we have done so over a number of years. Things have moved on and courses are now available on-line through the England Hockey website. (follow the “Officiating” tab for details)
Clubs can now identify umpire needs and arrange for club members to take part in an on-line course. Once the course is completed the individuals concerned or club UDOs must then advise Denise Aplin, our Membership Secretary, so that we can register each person to Devon and then be in a position to offer mentoring support and arrange assessments to enable the individual to become Level 1 qualified.
And finally…
Our resources are slim. We have members unable to umpire because of injury and illness, some members are not available because of the covid situation and many colleagues are also umpiring at higher levels (West and National Leagues).We are asking clubs to make sure we are well informed of fixtures and arrangements, to appreciate the umpires that are appointed and to recognise that more umpires are required to meet the needs of clubs and their commitments.
We wish to work together with all our clubs to ensure that we all return safely and enthusiastically to the game that we share. We hope that everyone enjoys the season ahead and we look forward to the games to come.
Best regards to all
Bob Whitell
President, Devon HUA October 2020

DHUA Update for Clubs
The season has started and we look forward to the regional and local league campaign commencing at the end of the month and supporting our clubs to the best of our ability.
DHUA has been planning for the challenges ahead and how best to cope with them.
1. Response to the covid restrictions and the EH Return to Play guidelines
The issues are clear in that the covid repercussions will be felt by all of us. It is very likely that amenities will be restricted and therefore games played at unusual times. We would ask clubs to keep us notified of fixture arrangements (times and dates and venues) because changes to the norm will be inevitable. Please do not assume that we know all fixture details…keep an eye on the website and advise us as soon as possible if arrangements change.
With regard to the covid restrictions and the EH “Return to Play” protocols-
We have had a few weeks now of pre-season games and therefore the opportunities to rehearse the expectations that are in place to keep everyone safe in these difficult times. It is clear that clubs and venues have thought things through and put appropriate measures in place. EH have published clear guidelines for everyone to follow.
It is early days as we get used to it all. However, it has become clear that many individuals are not taking enough responsibility for their own actions despite the guidance and regulations in place. The main issue being reported is the lack of regard for social distancing.
DHUA colleagues do not wish to have their own safety compromised by a failure of individuals and groups to comply with the guidance and the restrictions. Umpires are also not the “covid police” and do not wish to be involved in making sure these restrictions are being followed. Umpires are there as participants in the game and should not need to be reminding clubs and individuals about responsibilities that are not directly involved with the match.
So please make sure that all players know what is expected of each of them especially in terms of respecting social distancing. The EH guidance is clear and we do not want to see any Devon club penalised for non-compliance.
Examples of good practice are:
• waiting outside of the pitch until previous users have vacated the pitch
• maintaining social distancing in dug outs and as substitutes on the sidelines
• avoiding hugs and huddles
• respect guidance at venues regarding one-way systems, numbers in changing rooms, etc.
During a match… umpires have been instructed by England Hockey to respond strongly to any failure of players to adhere to the guidance given to ensure safe play.
2. Hospitality Awards 2020/21
We will continue with the Hospitality Award Scheme that has been running for a number of seasons. Clearly there may not be the usual post-match hospitality arrangements as in past seasons but there are still all of the opportunities to impress with pre-match information, welcome and appreciation that colleagues will report upon.
3. Communication
DHUA has set up a contact email. Detail of this has been circulated to clubs. Essentially, this is a “triage” system and 3 senior colleagues (Bob Whitell, Peter Hammond and Matt Reynolds) will access this email address regularly and either deal with the matter or forward it to the person best able to respond. The aim is to spread the number on emails going to any one individual and to be more efficient in responding to club enquiries.
The email address is: dhuacontact@gmail.com
We will trial the contact for a few months and evaluate the outcomes in due course.
4. Re-structuring of hockey administration
As you will know EH is finalising the plans to re-structure leagues, areas, administration, etc.
Working groups are now looking at the fine detail and the aim is still to bring all of the changes into effect by 2021/22 season.
As things stand there may no longer be a DHUA, or any other HUA, as umpiring structures and other components of administering our sport are adjusted in order to bring consistency and simplified management arrangements into play.
Consequently, this is another challenge that we face…planning for the future and managing the transition process. We will keep in touch with clubs as things begin to become clearer.
5. DHUA President
Bob Whitell will continue as President until the outcome and timing of re-organisation becomes clear.
DHUA Management Committee 2020/21
• President: Bob Whitell
• Chief Coach/Chair of the Selection and Coaching Committee: Peter Hammond
• Membership Secretary: Denise Aplin
• Treasurer and DHA representative: Jackie Brooks
• Webmaster /Appointments Coordinator /Covid officer for DHUA: Matt Reynolds
• BUCS Appointments Coordinator: Mike Daniel
• Note-taker for Committee Meetings: Mark Sims
• Discipline Officer: Sam Tallowin
• Youth Umpire Development: Neil Barnes (to be confirmed)
• West Representative: Peter Hammond
• Devon Forum Representative: Sue Sharland
• Safeguarding and Welfare: Richard Hill
• Other Committee Members: Rob Logan, Neil Foster
• DHA Representative: Dave Chard
6. Devon Festival 2021
The 2020 Festival was cancelled because of the covid restrictions. We remain hopeful that we will be able to organise a Festival for 2021. A working party is in place and details will be published in the Spring 2021.
7. Umpire Level 1 Courses
DHUA will no longer take the lead in setting up courses in the manner that we have done so over a number of years. Things have moved on and courses are now available on-line through the England Hockey website. (follow the “Officiating” tab for details)
Clubs can now identify umpire needs and arrange for club members to take part in an on-line course. Once the course is completed the individuals concerned or club UDOs must then advise Denise Aplin, our Membership Secretary, so that we can register each person to Devon and then be in a position to offer mentoring support and arrange assessments to enable the individual to become Level 1 qualified.
And finally…
Our resources are slim. We have members unable to umpire because of injury and illness, some members are not available because of the covid situation and many colleagues are also umpiring at higher levels (West and National Leagues).We are asking clubs to make sure we are well informed of fixtures and arrangements, to appreciate the umpires that are appointed and to recognise that more umpires are required to meet the needs of clubs and their commitments.
We wish to work together with all our clubs to ensure that we all return safely and enthusiastically to the game that we share. We hope that everyone enjoys the season ahead and we look forward to the games to come.
Best regards to all
Bob Whitell
President, Devon HUA October 2020

DHUA Update for Clubs
The season has started and we look forward to the regional and local league campaign commencing at the end of the month and supporting our clubs to the best of our ability.
DHUA has been planning for the challenges ahead and how best to cope with them.
1. Response to the covid restrictions and the EH Return to Play guidelines
The issues are clear in that the covid repercussions will be felt by all of us. It is very likely that amenities will be restricted and therefore games played at unusual times. We would ask clubs to keep us notified of fixture arrangements (times and dates and venues) because changes to the norm will be inevitable. Please do not assume that we know all fixture details…keep an eye on the website and advise us as soon as possible if arrangements change.
With regard to the covid restrictions and the EH “Return to Play” protocols-
We have had a few weeks now of pre-season games and therefore the opportunities to rehearse the expectations that are in place to keep everyone safe in these difficult times. It is clear that clubs and venues have thought things through and put appropriate measures in place. EH have published clear guidelines for everyone to follow.
It is early days as we get used to it all. However, it has become clear that many individuals are not taking enough responsibility for their own actions despite the guidance and regulations in place. The main issue being reported is the lack of regard for social distancing.
DHUA colleagues do not wish to have their own safety compromised by a failure of individuals and groups to comply with the guidance and the restrictions. Umpires are also not the “covid police” and do not wish to be involved in making sure these restrictions are being followed. Umpires are there as participants in the game and should not need to be reminding clubs and individuals about responsibilities that are not directly involved with the match.
So please make sure that all players know what is expected of each of them especially in terms of respecting social distancing. The EH guidance is clear and we do not want to see any Devon club penalised for non-compliance.
Examples of good practice are:
• waiting outside of the pitch until previous users have vacated the pitch
• maintaining social distancing in dug outs and as substitutes on the sidelines
• avoiding hugs and huddles
• respect guidance at venues regarding one-way systems, numbers in changing rooms, etc.
During a match… umpires have been instructed by England Hockey to respond strongly to any failure of players to adhere to the guidance given to ensure safe play.
2. Hospitality Awards 2020/21
We will continue with the Hospitality Award Scheme that has been running for a number of seasons. Clearly there may not be the usual post-match hospitality arrangements as in past seasons but there are still all of the opportunities to impress with pre-match information, welcome and appreciation that colleagues will report upon.
3. Communication
DHUA has set up a contact email. Detail of this has been circulated to clubs. Essentially, this is a “triage” system and 3 senior colleagues (Bob Whitell, Peter Hammond and Matt Reynolds) will access this email address regularly and either deal with the matter or forward it to the person best able to respond. The aim is to spread the number on emails going to any one individual and to be more efficient in responding to club enquiries.
The email address is: dhuacontact@gmail.com
We will trial the contact for a few months and evaluate the outcomes in due course.
4. Re-structuring of hockey administration
As you will know EH is finalising the plans to re-structure leagues, areas, administration, etc.
Working groups are now looking at the fine detail and the aim is still to bring all of the changes into effect by 2021/22 season.
As things stand there may no longer be a DHUA, or any other HUA, as umpiring structures and other components of administering our sport are adjusted in order to bring consistency and simplified management arrangements into play.
Consequently, this is another challenge that we face…planning for the future and managing the transition process. We will keep in touch with clubs as things begin to become clearer.
5. DHUA President
Bob Whitell will continue as President until the outcome and timing of re-organisation becomes clear.
DHUA Management Committee 2020/21
• President: Bob Whitell
• Chief Coach/Chair of the Selection and Coaching Committee: Peter Hammond
• Membership Secretary: Denise Aplin
• Treasurer and DHA representative: Jackie Brooks
• Webmaster /Appointments Coordinator /Covid officer for DHUA: Matt Reynolds
• BUCS Appointments Coordinator: Mike Daniel
• Note-taker for Committee Meetings: Mark Sims
• Discipline Officer: Sam Tallowin
• Youth Umpire Development: Neil Barnes (to be confirmed)
• West Representative: Peter Hammond
• Devon Forum Representative: Sue Sharland
• Safeguarding and Welfare: Richard Hill
• Other Committee Members: Rob Logan, Neil Foster
• DHA Representative: Dave Chard
6. Devon Festival 2021
The 2020 Festival was cancelled because of the covid restrictions. We remain hopeful that we will be able to organise a Festival for 2021. A working party is in place and details will be published in the Spring 2021.
7. Umpire Level 1 Courses
DHUA will no longer take the lead in setting up courses in the manner that we have done so over a number of years. Things have moved on and courses are now available on-line through the England Hockey website. (follow the “Officiating” tab for details)
Clubs can now identify umpire needs and arrange for club members to take part in an on-line course. Once the course is completed the individuals concerned or club UDOs must then advise Denise Aplin, our Membership Secretary, so that we can register each person to Devon and then be in a position to offer mentoring support and arrange assessments to enable the individual to become Level 1 qualified.
And finally…
Our resources are slim. We have members unable to umpire because of injury and illness, some members are not available because of the covid situation and many colleagues are also umpiring at higher levels (West and National Leagues).We are asking clubs to make sure we are well informed of fixtures and arrangements, to appreciate the umpires that are appointed and to recognise that more umpires are required to meet the needs of clubs and their commitments.
We wish to work together with all our clubs to ensure that we all return safely and enthusiastically to the game that we share. We hope that everyone enjoys the season ahead and we look forward to the games to come.
Best regards to all
Bob Whitell
President, Devon HUA October 2020

4th OctWebsite/personal area access/Covid participation forms DHUA

We are aware of issues being encountered when trying to access the website and have made the relevant referral to our provider. Currently the automated emails from the system have been switched off and will resume once this is resolved. If you would be emailing solely about access issues please await an update from me via the system.

The EH participation form is causing some administrative issues. Should you access your personal area please only indicate that this form is completed if you have linked to DHUA on this form as well as your club. This week I have returned 20+ forms where no link has been made. To that end if you see the link to confirm is back in a personal area I have not been able to match you with the EH listing I access.
It is not currently possible to email each person for whom this has occurred. The form is required to be considered for any DHUA appointments, this includes all coaching, assessment and game appointments. Restrictions on where coaches and assessors may be appointed are currently being checked.

We are aware of issues being encountered when trying to access the website and have made the relevant referral to our provider. Currently the automated emails from the system have been switched off and will resume once this is resolved. If you would be emailing solely about access issues please await an update from me via the system.

The EH participation form is causing some administrative issues. Should you access your personal area please only indicate that this form is completed if you have linked to DHUA on this form as well as your club. This week I have returned 20+ forms where no link has been made. To that end if you see the link to confirm is back in a personal area I have not been able to match you with the EH listing I access.
It is not currently possible to email each person for whom this has occurred. The form is required to be considered for any DHUA appointments, this includes all coaching, assessment and game appointments. Restrictions on where coaches and assessors may be appointed are currently being checked.

We are aware of issues being encountered when trying to access the website and have made the relevant referral to our provider. Currently the automated emails from the system have been switched off and will resume once this is resolved. If you would be emailing solely about access issues please await an update from me via the system.

The EH participation form is causing some administrative issues. Should you access your personal area please only indicate that this form is completed if you have linked to DHUA on this form as well as your club. This week I have returned 20+ forms where no link has been made. To that end if you see the link to confirm is back in a personal area I have not been able to match you with the EH listing I access.
It is not currently possible to email each person for whom this has occurred. The form is required to be considered for any DHUA appointments, this includes all coaching, assessment and game appointments. Restrictions on where coaches and assessors may be appointed are currently being checked.

29th SepSingle contact email for DHUA, ongoing website issues

Please note the email address dhuacontact@gmail.com as the main way to make contact with DHUA officials/committee. This email address is monitored and then will be triaged to the relevant official/ committee member. The email is monitored by Bob, as president, Peter, chief coach and Matt, appointments/webmaster.

The website issues, which seem to also be affecting other users, have been logged. From some testing and feedback it is appearing that those accessing via the chrome browser have and are experiencing issues. Edge, explorer, safari and Firefox browsers seem to allow access.

I will update further once the google chrome issue resolved, it is not always possible to reply to every individual query.

Webmaster

Please note the email address dhuacontact@gmail.com as the main way to make contact with DHUA officials/committee. This email address is monitored and then will be triaged to the relevant official/ committee member. The email is monitored by Bob, as president, Peter, chief coach and Matt, appointments/webmaster.

The website issues, which seem to also be affecting other users, have been logged. From some testing and feedback it is appearing that those accessing via the chrome browser have and are experiencing issues. Edge, explorer, safari and Firefox browsers seem to allow access.

I will update further once the google chrome issue resolved, it is not always possible to reply to every individual query.

Webmaster

Please note the email address dhuacontact@gmail.com as the main way to make contact with DHUA officials/committee. This email address is monitored and then will be triaged to the relevant official/ committee member. The email is monitored by Bob, as president, Peter, chief coach and Matt, appointments/webmaster.

The website issues, which seem to also be affecting other users, have been logged. From some testing and feedback it is appearing that those accessing via the chrome browser have and are experiencing issues. Edge, explorer, safari and Firefox browsers seem to allow access.

I will update further once the google chrome issue resolved, it is not always possible to reply to every individual query.

Webmaster

18th SepDevon Club Forum - Return to Play

The next Devon Club Forum has been organised for;

Thursday 1 October 2020
7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual – via Teams

The meeting invite link will be circulated to all registered attendees on Weds 30 September.

FOCUS – Return to Play

If possible we would like the Club Covid Officer as well as Junior Coordinator to attend.

The agenda for the session is as follows;

1. England Hockey update
2. England Hockey Return to Play Guidance;
- Club procedures
- Questions
- Share good practice or concerns
3. Player Pathway – Return to Play plans (Claire Rochelle)
4. Junior Club Competitions – plans (Jill Dupain & Colin Wood)
5. Facility issues
6. AOB

Here's the link to register for the "Devon Club Forum - Return to Play ":
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUMkM1R1RNM0tWVE5ZNkY0VDYyMkc2T043SC4u
We apologise for the short notice, but felt the topic needed to be covered as soon as possible.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 1 October.

The next Devon Club Forum has been organised for;

Thursday 1 October 2020
7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual – via Teams

The meeting invite link will be circulated to all registered attendees on Weds 30 September.

FOCUS – Return to Play

If possible we would like the Club Covid Officer as well as Junior Coordinator to attend.

The agenda for the session is as follows;

1. England Hockey update
2. England Hockey Return to Play Guidance;
- Club procedures
- Questions
- Share good practice or concerns
3. Player Pathway – Return to Play plans (Claire Rochelle)
4. Junior Club Competitions – plans (Jill Dupain & Colin Wood)
5. Facility issues
6. AOB

Here's the link to register for the "Devon Club Forum - Return to Play ":
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUMkM1R1RNM0tWVE5ZNkY0VDYyMkc2T043SC4u
We apologise for the short notice, but felt the topic needed to be covered as soon as possible.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 1 October.

The next Devon Club Forum has been organised for;

Thursday 1 October 2020
7pm to 8.30pm
Virtual – via Teams

The meeting invite link will be circulated to all registered attendees on Weds 30 September.

FOCUS – Return to Play

If possible we would like the Club Covid Officer as well as Junior Coordinator to attend.

The agenda for the session is as follows;

1. England Hockey update
2. England Hockey Return to Play Guidance;
- Club procedures
- Questions
- Share good practice or concerns
3. Player Pathway – Return to Play plans (Claire Rochelle)
4. Junior Club Competitions – plans (Jill Dupain & Colin Wood)
5. Facility issues
6. AOB

Here's the link to register for the "Devon Club Forum - Return to Play ":
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NvkYmuiQxU--asEa8eSc6kVyM-rHXTVFs8MrouOvpdBUMkM1R1RNM0tWVE5ZNkY0VDYyMkc2T043SC4u
We apologise for the short notice, but felt the topic needed to be covered as soon as possible.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 1 October.

27th AugCOVID forms -Return of unmatched DHUA participation forms

When you complete the form each organisation needs to be included, ie your club and DHUA. If you completed only for your club I cannot match to the form as we only see those who are DHUA linked. If this is the case you can simply complete a fresh form and link only to DHUA, link in personal area to form then submit this for DHUA. Without this link we cannot make any appoint for you. This is as umpire, receiving coaching or assessment.
DHUA appears in the second listing box toward the bottom of the list.
Please note that I have this week, ending 5/9 returned 30 requests, please follow the shared instructions carefully.

Webmaster

When you complete the form each organisation needs to be included, ie your club and DHUA. If you completed only for your club I cannot match to the form as we only see those who are DHUA linked. If this is the case you can simply complete a fresh form and link only to DHUA, link in personal area to form then submit this for DHUA. Without this link we cannot make any appoint for you. This is as umpire, receiving coaching or assessment.
DHUA appears in the second listing box toward the bottom of the list.
Please note that I have this week, ending 5/9 returned 30 requests, please follow the shared instructions carefully.

Webmaster

When you complete the form each organisation needs to be included, ie your club and DHUA. If you completed only for your club I cannot match to the form as we only see those who are DHUA linked. If this is the case you can simply complete a fresh form and link only to DHUA, link in personal area to form then submit this for DHUA. Without this link we cannot make any appoint for you. This is as umpire, receiving coaching or assessment.
DHUA appears in the second listing box toward the bottom of the list.
Please note that I have this week, ending 5/9 returned 30 requests, please follow the shared instructions carefully.

Webmaster

24th AugDHUA Guidance to umpires /Risk management COVID

Please see the link for the required DHUA risk assessment linked to return to play. The link is to the live document which can be referred and will be updated as required, You do not need a google account to read the document.

This document should be looked at ahead of any return to umpiring. ... More

Please see the link for the required DHUA risk assessment linked to return to play. The link is to the live document which can be referred and will be updated as required, You do not need a google account to read the document.

This document should be looked at ahead of any return to umpiring. ... More

Please see the link for the required DHUA risk assessment linked to return to play. The link is to the live document which can be referred and will be updated as required, You do not need a google account to read the document.

This document should be looked at ahead of any return to umpiring. ... More

23rd AugEH Participation form and DHUA

When completing this form you will need to indicate for both your club and then also indicate a DHUA link. If you have not indicated DHUA on your form along with a club please do not indicate in your personal area that you have completed the form. This creates an additional administration requirement for those supporting umpiring in Devon 'behind the scenes'. Should you have completed the form, only indicating your club, then indicating to DHUA you have done the form an easy fix is to completed a second form indicating just DHUA. A shortened link to the form is provided below. ... More

When completing this form you will need to indicate for both your club and then also indicate a DHUA link. If you have not indicated DHUA on your form along with a club please do not indicate in your personal area that you have completed the form. This creates an additional administration requirement for those supporting umpiring in Devon 'behind the scenes'. Should you have completed the form, only indicating your club, then indicating to DHUA you have done the form an easy fix is to completed a second form indicating just DHUA. A shortened link to the form is provided below. ... More

When completing this form you will need to indicate for both your club and then also indicate a DHUA link. If you have not indicated DHUA on your form along with a club please do not indicate in your personal area that you have completed the form. This creates an additional administration requirement for those supporting umpiring in Devon 'behind the scenes'. Should you have completed the form, only indicating your club, then indicating to DHUA you have done the form an easy fix is to completed a second form indicating just DHUA. A shortened link to the form is provided below. ... More

11th AugCOVID Compliance & Your Club

Whilst the move to step 4 and the resumption of hockey on an 11 a side basis is great news for the majority, we are acutely aware of the additional workload on clubs and their volunteers involved in implementing the guidelines and the associated documents required.

Isca Hockey Club have been extremely proactive in producing a return to play plan, associated risk assessments, guidance and practical forms. Isca have kindly agreed to share this information with all local clubs and are happy for you to use the information for your own club.

Please visit their website at http://www.iscahockey.co.uk/covid_19 if you wish to view the information available.

If you intend using the information, please ensure the guidance is suitable for your own needs and club circumstances, as understandably Isca H.C. will not accept any liability for any occurrence directly related to the use of their templates.

Many thanks to the committee at Isca for this and we are sure it will save a large number of people, a huge amount of work.

Hopefully this can be the start of far greater information sharing between clubs, after all, we’re all here for same reasons #lovehockey

David Chard
DHA Chair ... More

Whilst the move to step 4 and the resumption of hockey on an 11 a side basis is great news for the majority, we are acutely aware of the additional workload on clubs and their volunteers involved in implementing the guidelines and the associated documents required.

Isca Hockey Club have been extremely proactive in producing a return to play plan, associated risk assessments, guidance and practical forms. Isca have kindly agreed to share this information with all local clubs and are happy for you to use the information for your own club.

Please visit their website at http://www.iscahockey.co.uk/covid_19 if you wish to view the information available.

If you intend using the information, please ensure the guidance is suitable for your own needs and club circumstances, as understandably Isca H.C. will not accept any liability for any occurrence directly related to the use of their templates.

Many thanks to the committee at Isca for this and we are sure it will save a large number of people, a huge amount of work.

Hopefully this can be the start of far greater information sharing between clubs, after all, we’re all here for same reasons #lovehockey

David Chard
DHA Chair ... More

Whilst the move to step 4 and the resumption of hockey on an 11 a side basis is great news for the majority, we are acutely aware of the additional workload on clubs and their volunteers involved in implementing the guidelines and the associated documents required.

Isca Hockey Club have been extremely proactive in producing a return to play plan, associated risk assessments, guidance and practical forms. Isca have kindly agreed to share this information with all local clubs and are happy for you to use the information for your own club.

Please visit their website at http://www.iscahockey.co.uk/covid_19 if you wish to view the information available.

If you intend using the information, please ensure the guidance is suitable for your own needs and club circumstances, as understandably Isca H.C. will not accept any liability for any occurrence directly related to the use of their templates.

Many thanks to the committee at Isca for this and we are sure it will save a large number of people, a huge amount of work.

Hopefully this can be the start of far greater information sharing between clubs, after all, we’re all here for same reasons #lovehockey

David Chard
DHA Chair ... More

8th Aug EH Step 4

Last night the details for move to Step 4 was communicated via EH, from this there are steps which both clubs and other organisations need to formally consider. To that end further information will be circulated when we have taken the required actions. ... More

Last night the details for move to Step 4 was communicated via EH, from this there are steps which both clubs and other organisations need to formally consider. To that end further information will be circulated when we have taken the required actions. ... More

Last night the details for move to Step 4 was communicated via EH, from this there are steps which both clubs and other organisations need to formally consider. To that end further information will be circulated when we have taken the required actions. ... More