Tier 3 Guidance from Liverpool City Council

Please see below a statement issued by Liverpool City Council relating to the immediate future of grassroots football, following the city region being placed in the Local COVID Alert Level of Very High.

For the sake of clarity, point four of Liverpool City Council’s restrictions means that any players/teams are unable to travel in or out of the Liverpool City Region for training and/or games. 

Liverpool County FA understands the inconvenience this will cause and impact on fixtures. We will work with teams impacted by this restriction.

COVID-19 Tier 3 Grassroots Football Update

From midnight on 14 October 2020, the Liverpool City Region (LCR) was placed on the local COVID-19 alert level of very high.

Liverpool City Council and its partners would like to update all leagues and teams who use City Council-operated grass and 3G football pitches about how this affects the continuation of grassroots football.


  • NO spectators are allowed to attend any adult amateur football match taking place on Liverpool City Council-operated grass or 3G pitches. Only the referee, players and manager of each team should attend matches.

  • For junior football matches, ONE parent or guardian will be allowed to attend a match with their child.

  • It is MANDATORY that face coverings are worn in all publically accessible indoor areas, such as changing pavilion toilets.

  • Travel WITHIN the Liverpool City Region (areas of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Halton) IS permitted.

  • Travel in or out of the Liverpool City Region IS permitted for work purposes.

  • We would ask that ALL teams and leagues be extra vigilant during this period of Tier 3 restrictions.

We would also once again like to remind teams that where we have pavilions/facilities on site, these remain accessible for use of TOILETS ONLY, with face coverings mandatory. Changing rooms and showers remain closed.

Anyone entering the building needs to scan the QR codes clearly displayed in the communal areas to access the NHS Track & Trace app.

Team signing in sheets remain in use and should be completed promptly on arrival. For those teams that play on 3G hub sites, the signing-in process already in place should continue to be followed.

We understand that the restrictions above, which will be reviewed in line with the Government COVID-19 legislation, may cause inconvenience, but it is vital that they are followed to enable grassroots football to continue in a safe manner, whilst keeping infection rates in the Liverpool City Region as low as possible.