Covid – Grassroots Football – update – Lockdown
Latest update from Surrey FA
– 17:00 6th Nov
All fixtures and training for indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football to be suspended during this period
The FA has provided clarification for ‘non-elite’ football in England – including school, further and higher education football activities – on the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions that are now in place until Wednesday 2 December 2020.
As a result of the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions, which have been voted in favour of by Members of Parliament, The FA can confirm that the following aspects of ‘non-elite’ football in England are to be suspended during this period:
- All fixtures and training for Steps 3-6 of the National League System [NLS];
- All fixtures and training for Tiers 3-7 of the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP];
- All fixtures and training for the Regional NLS Feeder Leagues;
- All fixtures and training for the Barclays FA WSL Academy League [see below];
- All fixtures and training for FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs;
All fixtures and training for indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football.
Full information on how school, further and higher education football activities can be found here: https://bit.ly/FA-6thNov
Dialogue will continue with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, leagues, competitions and CFAs and The FA will provide further updates for the 2020/21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy, Buildbase FA Vase and ‘non-elite’ football in due course.
In addition, the UK Government has confirmed that all Emirates FA Cup First Round fixtures will go ahead as planned this weekend between Friday 6 and Monday 9 November 2020. The ten ‘non-elite’ clubs that remain in the competition will be able to play their fixtures under ‘elite’ protocols. In line with the new national Covid-19 restrictions, these ‘non-elite’ teams are only permitted to train together until Wednesday 4 November 2020.