COVID-19 Support and FAQs

Practical guidance for players, coaches, officials, volunteers, clubs, leagues, parents/carers and facility providers undertaking outdoor competitive grassroots football activity in England.  

Football is leading the way in trying to ensure all players, spectators, volunteers and their families are safe and that the game can be played at all levels.

Liverpool County FA is working very closely with the FA nationally, in addition to Local Authorities, to support the game on Merseyside to adapt to the many guidelines and requirements from the UK government.

Following the new COVID-19 regulations and advice issued by the UK government this week, we have set out below an easy-to-digest summary of the main changes. A link to the full guidance and the latest FAQs is also included.

It has become clear that the resurgence of COVID-19 infections are strongly related to social gatherings that do not abide by guidance provided, especially regarding travel, social distance, washing of hands and face coverings.

This is particularly the case in hospitality areas and so, with some exceptions, it is recommended that spectators do not attend games. The focus at this stage is keeping participants actively playing football on the pitch wherever we can.

It is imperative that you do not attend or participate if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, are awaiting a test result or are part of a household which is self-isolating. Please remember to consider Government messaging regarding ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ 

At all levels of football the NHS QR code or similar must be displayed and all in attendance must scan on entry or provide contact details - register here

More detail on the NHS QR code requirements is contained in the updated FAQs, which can be viewed by clicking on the box below.

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Tier 3 Guidance

Updated guidance on restrictions imposed on grassroots football by Local Authorities during Tier 3 categorisation.
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North West County FAs Joint Statement on Local Covid-19 Restrictions

Update Statement Issued Wednesday 21 October at 5pm
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Spectator Guidance

Here you will find the latest information from local authorities on spectators at grassroots football (updated 9 October 2020)
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FA Guidance Documents

Click here to download the latest guidance documents, produced by The FA.

Indoor Football During COVID-19

The latest on indoor football returning during COVID-19.
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NHS Test and Trace

Updated guidance on Test and Trace - 24/09/2020

Frequently Asked Questions

The latest FAQs on COVID-19 produced by The FA - last updated on 24/09/2020.