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: