Last updated: 25 March 2021

The safety of players and families is our number one priority as we return to football activity.

Information for parents

  • If anyone in your household has symptoms of CoVID-19, please do not come to any club event for at least seven days.
  • By bringing your child to training, you’re:
  • Consenting for your child to take part
  • Confirming that you understand the activities being offered to your child.
  • Agreeing with the measures the club has put in place to manage any risks, including its CoVID-19 measures in line with current Government guidance
  • We know you each have personal circumstances to consider as we return to club activities. Please know that you’re under absolutely no obligation to return to training – it’s entirely your choice, just let your team manager know.

At training/games…

  • Age group managers have been provided with a checklist of things to do before, during and after training, this includes sanitising hands before and after sessions, disinfecting equipment after play and reminding the children on the dos and don’ts .
  • Managers will need to record who attends each training session, should there be a need to follow the government’s test and trace guidance if someone connected to the club contracts the illness. Please help managers by keeping them up to date with attendance.
  • No spectators are allowed at grassroots football, however for junior football, for safeguarding purposes, one parent or carer per child is allowable.
  • The welfare of the children is paramount, so managers have been asked to ease the children back into action to prevent injury
  • Sharing water bottles will not be possible for the foreseeable future – children should bring their own drinks/snacks to training/matches. 
  • We’d also ask that children arrive in freshly washed kit that hasn’t been worn in the last 72 hours.
  • Government guidance on social distancing, not gathering in large groups etc all still apply. When arriving to and leaving from training, please adhere to these guidelines, avoiding gathering in large groups.

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