The FA has sent the following advice on Coronavirus.
This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the Covid-19 virus.
It will also apply to all England team fixtures at every level and all FA competitions including the FA Cup and the Women’s FA Cup, along with academy and youth-team matches***.
The decision is being made purely on the number of cases requiring self-isolation and the impact on facilities. Given the steps being taken across clubs, there is no alternative but for today’s action. However, all parties are committed at this time to trying to complete this season’s domestic fixture programme and are liaising to establish appropriate options to do so.
The FA is liaising with the National League pyramids (men’s and women’s) and will continue to offer guidance and support.
Within Grassroots Football in Gloucestershire FA, any decision to continue playing or to postpone their respective competitions is a matter for each league to make.
With respect to the senior men’s fixtures against Italy and Denmark at Wembley Stadium, refunds will be processed to all ticket buyers within 14 working days.
Monies will be returned to the card used to make the original booking. The refund process for England’s MU21 and MU20 home fixtures is still to be confirmed.
UEFA had already confirmed that all Elite Round qualifiers across U17 and U19 age groups had been postponed. Europe’s governing body will meet on Tuesday to discuss further implications for international football including national-team and club competitions.
We will continue to monitor all Government advice with the situation under constant review, with the priority being the health and well-being of all.
*** This has resulted in the postponement of the following Gloucestershire FA Cup matches:-
Sunday, 15 March (2pm) - Cirencester Town U18 v Mangotsfield United U18
Tuesday, 17 March (7..45pm) - Cribbs 1st v Bristol Rovers Development