Following the release of the FA Guidance for return to playing grassroots football, please find our plans going forward.
Whilst we are keen to offer football for those that want to play (and can meet the criteria), we are also respectful to teams/clubs that don't feel safe to return or meet the guidelines.
Therefore, we ask all teams to consult with each other before any fixture to ensure they CAN meet the above criteria. If BOTH teams are happy, they can adhere to the FA Guidelines then the fixture CAN take place. If any side is unsure or cannot meet the criteria, then the fixture should be postponed without punishment. Teams unable to meet criteria should inform the League ASAP, and that team will not be issued further fixtures until they inform the competition, that they are happy to recommence playing.
PLEASE remember anyone who is deemed vulnerable in respect of Covid-19 is reminded to follow the Government’s guidance, only returning to football when it’s right for them to do so. There is no pressure to return. Everyone’s health, wellbeing and safety are the priorities.
TRAVEL - exemptions for travel in and out of Tier 3 (and all tiers) for under-18s teams, to include players, club officials, match officials and parents required to facilitate players travel, which means all fixtures CAN take place.
Outdoor competitive match play is now permitted in all tiers. However, in all settings before and after matches all participants should practice social distancing.
Spectators are permitted at games but must follow the rule of six and Government guidance on restrictions in certain tiers. Venues may also place limits/restrictions on the number of spectators (i.e.. only one-person child), which must also be respected. Provision must however be made to ensure the correct ratio for safeguarding children.
Any spectators (including parents and carers) must be restricted to discrete six-person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider government guidance, ensuring space for officials, coaches and substitutes. (If necessary, the respect barrier should be relaxed if space is needed to ensure social distancing is required).
If you choose for your child to take part, they will need to give consent to the club and or coach. Ensure they are comfortable with the club’s Covid-19 planning arrangements before doing so.
Clubs MUST ensure that they have permission from parents/guardians that they are 'opting in' to playing fixtures.
Competitive training can take place for all participants, in an outdoor setting, in all tiers. For Tier 3, contact in training must be kept to a minimum.
Any spectators at training sessions (including parents and carers) must be restricted to discrete six-person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider government guidance.
Please always stay safe.
Central Warwickshire Youth League