The FA have today confirmed that the UK Government has now approved the plan for the return of indoor competitive recreational grassroots football and Futsal.
The return to football guidance documents have therefore been updated to reflect this. Please note, guidance for outdoor competitive recreational grassroots football remains the same and has not changed.
Clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents/carers, spectators and football facility providers should read the full FA guidelines, which are accessible below, in addition to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19.
A return to competitive football should only happen once clubs and facility providers have completed the necessary risk assessments and comprehensive plans are in place.
Re-starting grassroots football has been a significant challenge for everyone involved and we must acknowledge the hard work, passion and commitment of the football family. However, we must also re-iterate that it is vital that we all adhere to these guidelines and ensure it can continue in a safe and secure way.
The full, updated guidance documents which now include references to indoor competitive recreational grassroots football and Futsal can be downloaded below.
Download the Updated Guidance
Read the FAQs document around this
Visit The FA website to view other useful guidance
The additional guidance includes:
GUIDANCE ON RE-STARTING COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
SUMMARY: GUIDANCE ON RE-STARTING COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
FOOTBALL ACTIVITY GUIDANCE FOR FACILITY PROVIDERS
COVID-19 SAFEGUARDING RISK ASSESSMENT
FIRST AID GUIDANCE FOR RETURNING TO OUTDOOR COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
RETURN OF OUTDOOR COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL - FAQ'S
NLS PYRAMID GUIDANCE
We urge everyone involved in Grassroots Football to read the Guidance and Follow the guidance.