in line with the government's roadmap out of lockdown, below is the current guidance from monday 17th may
On Monday 19 July, England will move to step 4 of its roadmap in easing Covid restrictions. This means that almost all legal restrictions of social contact will be removed. However, the Government is encouraging people to act with caution. Our guidance has therefore been updated to reflect this.
This updated guidance which covers Steps 3-6 of the National League System (NLS), Tiers 3-6 of the Women’s Football Pyramid and grassroots football (including Regional NLS Feeder Leagues), comes into effect on Monday 19 July and until then all participants should follow The FA’s guidance.READ MORE DETAILS HERE
Affiliations, County Cups & Risk Assesments
We're offering all clubs who affiliated for the 2019/20 season, FREE affiliation for the 2020/21 season.
We are also giving clubs FREE entry into our County Cups for the 2020/21 season.
Affiliated clubs organising and/or hosting football activities have a legal duty to take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which are a reasonably foreseeable risk.
Clubs should carry out Covid-19 risk assessments thatcover all risks, including those associated with the pandemic and how the club intends to ensure that its members and activities will operate within the Government guidance.
How does Covid-19 affect our match officials?
The effects of the pandemic are still hitting all of us, and it's all change on a matchday for the time being.
Referee's will need to come to terms with the changes, and ensure they are adhering to social distancing and taking extra precaution, just like players, coaches and spectators do on a matchday.
Some of the guidelines include:
• Minimise face-to-face contact where possible;
• Avoid lengthy periods of time in enclosed spaces;
• Ensure appropriate hygiene protocols are always in place;
• Encourage maintenance of appropriate social-distancing measures.
Below are some documents to help referee's in the County learn about the changes, along with guidance notes for them.
For support on any of the above, please contact our Referee Development Officer, Richard Mason on 01626 325917, or email - firstname.lastname@example.org