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The Latest Updated Guidance Regarding Permitted Grassroots Football in England

Following recent Government updates to the COVID-19 guidance, The FA have now updated guidance documents for adult players, coaches, facility operators, parents and carers involved in re-starting grassroots football activity from Saturday 4 July.


These are available for download below, along with some practical tips for coaches working with individualspairs, and in threes.


These guidelines have been produced in line with the recent Government updates to the COVID-19 guidance. Specifically, these documents have been updated to reflect changes to social distancing guidelines which will come into effect from 4 July and the introduction of support bubbles which came into effect on 10 June.


The Government guidance for the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation can be found here.


The FA continue to be in active discussions with other team sports, Sport England and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport about how we can secure a safe return to competitive grassroots football as soon as is reasonably possible.

We will keep you updated as these discussions progress and provide amended guidance as and when we can.


Thank you for playing your vital part in helping our great game get going again and let’s continue to work together to ensure football’s return is as smooth and safe as possible.


Please visit The FA’s dedicated portal to access COVID-19 information and updates.