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COVID-19 Guidance

Guidance, resources and FAQs relating to COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance

On this page you will find updated information, guidance and resources from The FA in relation to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the return of grassroots football.

You will be able to access the latest guidance documents separated into specific categories including Grassroots, NLS and WFP, Leagues and Referees as well as a regularly updated and handy FAQs document addressing many of the most common queries.

You will also be able to read the latest article update/statement from The FA as well as navigate through previous updates.

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Latest FA Statement: 22 February 2021

We welcome the UK Government’s update today regarding the Covid-19 roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions which means we can look forward to the safe return of grassroots football from 29 March for both adults and children.

With this new clarity around timings, we will continue to work with Government on plans for a safe return for grassroots football across England and will communicate updated guidance as soon as we can.

We can also confirm that the 2020/21 grassroots season has been extended until the end of June in order to provide additional flexibility and time for leagues to complete their fixtures this season if they wish to do so.

Please note, the extension does not apply to the National League System (NLS) Steps 3-6, Regional NLS Feeder Leagues and the Women’s Football Pyramid from Tier 3 and below, including County Leagues at Tier 7, as the process to determine the preferred route forward for these competitions is currently ongoing. We will provide a further update on this in due course.

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COVID-19 Guidance Documents


Guidance, resources and FAQs relating to the return of grassroots football.

PREVIOUS FA COVID-19 UPDATES

04.01.21 UPDATE FOR 'NON-ELITE' FOOTBALL UNDER LATEST COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Government announces lockdown in England, meaning grassroots football is no longer permitted.

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19.12.20 COVID-19 UPDATE: 19 DECEMBER

COVID-19 guidance for 'non-elite' football updated following Tier 4 announcement.

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18.12.20 UPDATE: TIER 3 FOOTBALL IN BERKS & BUCKS

An update on the permitted Tier 3 football in Berkshire.

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01.12.20 FA GUIDANCE FOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL IN TIERS 1-3 AFTER 2 DECEMBER

Updated COVID-19 guidance issued for ‘non-elite’ football in England after lockdown.

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23.11.20 FA STATEMENT: GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AFTER LOCKDOWN (23.11.20)

FA response to the latest UK Government update on COVID-19 restrictions.

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06.11.20 UPDATED: FA STATEMENT: NON-ELITE FOOTBALL

An update from The FA for 'non-elite' football in England following the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

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03.11.20 FA STATEMENT: NON-ELITE FOOTBALL

An update from The FA for 'non-elite' football in England following the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

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16.10.20 UPDATE: FA COVID-19 GUIDANCE AS OF 16TH OCTOBER

View the current guidance and updated COVID-19 FAQs.

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24.09.20
LATEST COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON INDOOR FOOTBALL

Indoor football update following the latest UK Government announcement on 22nd September 2020.

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22.09.20 NHS 'TEST AND TRACE' FOR GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

This requirement comes into effect from 24 September.

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17.09.20 COVID-19 FA GUIDANCE FOR INDOOR FOOTBALL AND FUTSAL

Updated guidance for return of indoor football and Futsal, following UK Government approval.

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10.09.20 THE LATEST FA COVID-19 GUIDANCE

September update for Grassroots, the NLS and Women's Football Pyramid.

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19.08.20 PHASED RETURN OF SPECTATORS

The Football Association [The FA] has today issued updated guidelines for the National League System [NLS] and Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP]

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18.07.20 THE FA ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR THE RETURN OF OUTDOOR COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL

Practical guidance for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football activity in England.

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09.07.20 FA RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT UPDATE ON TEAM SPORTS

Government issues guidance on a return to team sports, including grassroots football.

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12.06.20 NEW COVID-19 GRASSROOTS GUIDANCE

Latest Guidance Documents issued by The FA for restarting Football Activity during COVID-19.

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01.06.20 UPDATE: PERMITTED GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL ACTIVITY FROM 1 JUNE

Latest guidance from 1st June on permitted grassroots football activity during COVID-19.

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15.05.20 THE FA RELEASE UPDATED GUIDANCE TO PERMITTED GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL ACTIVITY

The FA have today issued guidance to all grassroots football and informal football activity outside the professional game.

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17.04.20 TEMPORARY CHANGES TO DBS CHECKS

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The FA have implemented temporary changes to DBS checks.

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19.03.20 POSTPONEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL GAME EXTENDED AFTER UPDATE FROM FA, PREMIER LEAGUE & EFL

The FA and other professional game bodies confirmed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than Thursday 30 April. 

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16.03.20 GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.

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13.03.20 PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL SUSPENDED IN ENGLAND UNTIL FRIDAY 3 APRIL AT THE EARLIEST

The FA and other professional game bodies to postpone all elite-level football until 3rd April at the earliest.

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