From the updated guidance provided adult clubs and individuals (Players, Coaches and Spectators) cannot move in or out of a ‘Very High’, Tier 3 region to participate. For absolute clarity the above means that travel is NOT permitted from a Tier 3 to another Tier 3 area (For example Nottinghamshire to Derbyshire and or Vice Versa)
For list of Tier areas and groups click here
Youth Football (Under 18’s), Including Disability Football
With regards to youth football (Under 18’s) and all disability football. At this present time there are no new restrictions on movement/travel of youth teams, players, coaches and or volunteers irrespective of which Tier you are in.
Match Officials are exempt and are free to travel within the tiers.
We cannot stress enough the critical importance of all involved in the game doing their level best to allow the grassroots game to continue. Our key guidance in the East Midlands & South Yorkshire is as follows:
Social distancing wherever possible for players, and always in the case of spectator
Robust hygiene standards as per risk assessments but including the wearing of masks in toilet blocks etc.
Effective registering of attendees primarily via the NHS Test and Trace QR code system
All spectators are discouraged from attending adult games
Strongly recommend at all youth games a maximum of one accompanying adult per child, wherever possible
Provide local adult fixtures within your catchment area, as detailed in the statement above.
There may also be local restrictions per local authority/city region which supersedes any provisions in the FA guidance, for example, Spectators attending matches.