LATEST COVID-19 GUIDANCE ON INDOOR FOOTBALL FOLLOWING GOVERNMENTS ANNOUNCEMENT ON 22ND SEPTEMBER (IN FORCE FROM 24/09/20)
Indoor football is still allowed, but read The FA’s latest guidance for more details. We can confirm that some indoor formats of the game may continue from 24 September 2020 with certain restrictions – such as groups of six strictly being adhered to.
The FA’s updated guidance on re-starting football can be downloaded here
THE F.A: UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR RETURN OF INDOOR FOOTBALL AND FUTSAL, FOLLOWING UK GOVT APPROVAL (22/09/2020)
We (The F.A) can confirm that the UK Government has now approved our plan for the return of indoor competitive recreational grassroots football and Futsal.
Our return to football guidance documents have therefore been updated to reflect this. Please note, guidance for outdoor competitive recreational grassroots football remains the same and has not changed.
Clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents/carers, spectators and football facility providers should read our full guidelines, which are accessible below, in addition to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19.
A return to competitive football should only happen once clubs and facility providers have completed the necessary risk assessments and comprehensive plans are in place.
Re-starting grassroots football has been a significant challenge for everyone involved and we must acknowledge the hard work, passion and commitment of the football family. However, we must also re-iterate that it is vital that we all adhere to these guidelines and ensure it can continue in a safe and secure way.
The full, updated guidance documents which now include references to indoor competitive recreational grassroots football and Futsal can be downloaded below:
You can also read our FAQs document around this here
Download Useful resources and new guidance here
The FA can confirm that the UK Government approved our plan for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football late last night, Friday 17 July 2020.
As a result, the grassroots football community now has the opportunity to return to football and prepare for the start of the new season.
We’ve been working hard over recent weeks to prepare guidelines for the safe return of grassroots football and, following Government approval, these are now ready for publication.
Football activity can take place with necessary modifications in place to mitigate the transmission risk of COVID-19. We would strongly recommend a phased return to competitive football activity as follows: