Coronavirus update

Disclosure and Barring Checks Update

Latest update on carrying out DBS checks during the Coronavirus period.

the fa has produced guidelines on carrying out face-to-face dbs checks during covid-19.

The guidelines have been produced in line with the Government guidance issued on 1 June 2020, which sees the easing of lockdown restrictions on gatherings, public spaces, and outdoor activities and the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation.

This means that face-to-face ID document verification can now take place as long as the verifier and those requiring their ID to be verified observe all Government guidelines. 

If clubs need to, they can identify an alternative ID verifier, who is happy to do this, by contacting FAchecks@TheFA.com and working with them to set up a new verifier.

New volunteers must not start working with children until their DBS Check is accepted by The FA. 

Take a look at the new DBS Checks guidelines by downloading the document below.

DBS CHECKS GUIDELINES