Grassroots Football Covid 19 Update

Posted on: June 4th, 2020 | by Laura Murdoch | No Comments

Last Updated on: 14th May 2021, 12:56 pm

Grassroots Football - COVID - 19 Update

On Monday 1st June, the FA issued updated guidance to all grassroots football in line with the Government’s relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. You can find their full update on their website but we’ve summarised the main points below.

Permitted Activities

  • Playing football individually.
  • Playing football with your family or other people living in your household.
  • Football training or fitness activities in groups of no more than six, keeping two metres apart at all times.


Things to remember

  • Sharing of equipment should be kept to a minimum and strong hand hygiene practices should be in place before and after.
  • Physical contact with anyone outside of your household is not permitted.
  • Games (small-sided or full) are not permitted.
  • Avoid meeting in groups of six in busy or overcrowded areas if it is not possible to maintain social distancing at all times.


Football Coaches

  • Coaches can now undertake small group sessions up to six people (including the coach)
  • Coaches can organise a training session with two or more groups of six (including the coach)
  • Multiple groups must be kept separate, everyone must socially distance and strict hygiene measures must be in place
  • Coaches working with people with impairments must ensure they can cater for any additional needs whilst maintaining social distancing.


Please note: If an individual is symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, the guidance is that you should remain at home.

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