COVID-19 guidance and FAQs

COVID-19 Guidance

The FA has today [17 december] updated COVID-19 guidance to reflect the Government’s move to Plan B of its COVID Autumn/Winter Plan, in response to the risks of the Omicron variant.

Please note that there is no material impact on the playing of grassroots football at this time. 

The updated guidance covers Steps 3-6 of the National League System (NLS), Tiers 3-6 of the Women’s Football Pyramid and grassroots football (including Regional NLS Feeder Leagues) - this applies to all youth and adult football and futsal, including all formats of the game, both indoors and outdoors.

By observing Government guidance and the football-specific protocols, let’s work together to ensure we can all continue to enjoy football while keeping as safe as possible.

We continue to work closely with Government to monitor the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and will update guidance documents with any further changes, as and when necessary.

The FA and Gloucestershire FA would like to thank the football community once again for its hard work, resilience and understanding during such an incredibly challenging period for both the game and wider society. You are all playing a vital role in helping the game stay safe.

covid-19: guidance for grassroots football 

covid-19: guidance for the national league system

covid-19: guidance for the women's football pyramid, tiers 3-6

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