22nd September 2020

COVID-19

Here is the latest update from the FA:

“On Monday 29 March, as part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, outdoor sports facilities can open, and organised outdoor football can take place.

We have now published our updated guidance, based on the latest Government advice available, which applies to all youth and adult football and futsal, including all formats of the game. If there are any further updates from the Government, we will communicate these in due course. We will also update our guidance as we move through the different steps of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Some of the key paragraphs are:

Travel

“The Government guidance on travel is that the ‘stay at home’ rule will end on Monday 29 March, but many restrictions will remain in place. As organised sport can resume, all participants may travel to games but should avoid travel at the busiest times and routes, as well as minimising any unnecessary journeys where possible. All participants must follow the Government’s guidance on safer travel.”

Spectators

“No spectators are allowed at grassroots football as part of step one of the Government’s roadmap. One parent or guardian per child is permitted, where clubs and facilities can safely accommodate this and following all appropriate guidance.”

Wargrave Women and Girls Football club are operating within the guidance set out by the FA to ensure that grass roots football can be played in as safe a way as possible during the Covid pandemic.

We have undertaken a risk assessment: WWGFC COVID Risk Assessment 200920.