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Return to Football Update

The FA has provided an update on ‘non-elite’ football in advance of Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap.  

On Monday 17 May, as part of the next step of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, there will be further changes to the restrictions on ‘non-elite’ football. Our guidance has therefore been updated to reflect this. The key changes to note are in relation to spectators, indoor hospitality and indoor football and futsal.

The latest update on the changes coming into effect on Monday 17 May can be accessed here.

It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers, and facility providers continue to strictly follow both the UK Government's latest guidance on COVID-19 and respective bespoke guidance documents from The FA. Any incidents of non-compliance should be reported to the local County Football Association.

The RAF Directorate of Sport (DRS) has advised that all RAF Sport association and unit activity on duty is permitted, to include RAF Championship scale of activity both indoor and outdoor iaw National Governing Body or other guidance and Head of Establishment permission.

Thank you in advance for playing a vital role in the re-start of grassroots football.