Hockey Australia says ANU's decision to shut down sport will impact on the viability of Hockey ACT's competitions, but it will be up to the state body to decide whether to go ahead or not.
Matt Favier, Hockey Australia's chief executive, says the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras will continue to prepare at their Perth base as if the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead.
He said hockey was on the lower end of the virus-transference spectrum, which was why they hadn't put a blanket ban in place across the country.
Instead, they've left it in the hands of the state associations to make the call. It's believed the Hockey ACT board is meeting to discuss the latest developments on Sunday.
They're one of the few sports in Canberra pushing ahead with playing - with the competition starting on Friday - despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Canberra Times revealed on Friday the ANU had decided to postpone all sport indefinitely, meaning ANU Hockey can't play until that ban is lifted.
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"We're not providing recommendations to other organisations as to what they do because they need to equally make their own decisions on this matter at the moment," Favier said.
"But definitely as a consequence there are impacts on the viability of the competition, no question."
While Canberra hockey could be going ahead, the international Pro League has shut down.
Australia is ranked No.2 in the world for men's hockey and No.3 in the world for the women.
They've continued to train in Perth and will prepare as if the Olympics will begin in Tokyo on July 24 as planned.
"Who knows [if they'll go ahead]. I wouldn't even try to offer an opinion on that as the moment," Favier said.
"We're still preparing as if there's an Olympics. The facility's available. We're training with some modifications in terms of hygiene factors, but otherwise they're training as normal.
"Fortunately they're still able to access the facility, able to access the gym."