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FA guidance on grassroots football activity

By Ian Townsend

The latest advice from our governing body, released last night


The FA last night released new guidance, consistent with Government advice published yesterday. The following is now allowed:

• playing football individually. For example, practice of individual skills or fitness activities;

• playing football with your family or other people living in your household;

FA Guidance- June 1st 2020

FA Guidance- June 1st 2020

• football training or fitness activities in groups of no more than six, keeping two metres apart at all times.

Sharing of equipment should be kept to a minimum and strong hand hygiene practices should be in place before and after. Physical contact with anyone outside of your household is not permitted, therefore playing of any games (small-sided or full) is also not permitted at this time. Avoid meeting in groups of six in busy or overcrowded areas if it is so busy that it is not possible to maintain social distancing at all times.

Football coaches can now undertake small group sessions up to six people (including the coach) but are reminded to follow FA safeguarding policy when coaching/working with children.

See the attached diagram for more information, or visit the FA website here.

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