THE SLFC COVID 19 INFORMATION PAGE.

We the Club will work in accordance with the FA and Government guidelines to protect; the players; Coaches; and Parents/carers; and families.  Please help us, yourselves and others through these unprecedented times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FA's latest guidance for non-elite football in 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.

This updated guidance comes into effect on Monday 17 May and until then all participants should follow our guidance for Step 2 which can be found here. You can read the Government guidance here.

The key changes to be aware of are:-

Spectators

From Step 3, spectators will be permitted to view events on both public and private land but need to adhere to social distancing rules and social gathering limits set at groups of 30 outdoors and six people/two households indoors. Please note that multiple numbers of these group sizes are permitted as long as social distancing rules are followed.

Spectators are allowed indoors, but the total number of all participants, coaches, officials and spectators must comply with the ventilation rates permitted by the particular venue. You can find more information about this here.

At larger events, capacity limits for spectators, set by The Government will apply. For indoor events this is 1000 or 50 per cent of capacity and for outdoor events this is 4000 or 50 per cent of capacity (whichever is lower in both cases).

Indoor Hospitality

As part of Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, both outdoor and indoor hospitality at ‘non-elite’ football is permitted. All participants must follow Government guidance on hospitality settings and specific advice for sport facility operators available on the Government’s website. People using clubhouses and hospitality facilities must adhere to legal gathering limits and wider government guidance.

Indoor Football and Futsal

From Step 3, indoor gatherings of either six people (the ‘rule of six’) or two households can take place. This means that organised indoor adult and children football can return.

For organised indoor sport and physical activity, there’s no limit on group numbers so long as people adhere to capacity restrictions on indoor facilities. The maximum occupancy of each indoor facility should be limited by providing a minimum of 100 square ft per person.

This guidance applies to all youth and adult football and futsal, including all formats of the game. If there are any further updates from the Government, we will communicate these in due course and we will continue to update our guidance as we move through the different steps of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

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.

Training Heath & Safety Procedures
  • Parents can drop off and pick up after the session has finished
  • Players and parents will need to go to the toilet prior to the session starting as toilets are unavailable on site
  • Players will need to wash their hands before and after the training session with the equipment provided. Hand Santiser is available.
  • No use of own equipment
  • Drink bottles are permitted but no sharing with friends.  Make sure they are in the designated areas
If your child becomes unwell they will be seperated from the group with a coach in attendance and you will be called to collect your child.

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