ESFA plan for the return of Schools’ Football


The ESFA can confirm that the UK Government approved The FA’s plan for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football Saturday 18 July 2020.

As a result, the schools’ football community now has the opportunity to return to football and prepare for the start of the new season.

Football activity can take place with necessary modifications in place to mitigate the transmission risk of COVID-19.

All guidance must be undertaken in accordance with existing child welfare policy documents which can be found here. The ESFA will also be releasing updated Risk Assessment documents w/c 27 July. Please ensure that standard risk assessments are completed for all activity in addition to the COVID-19 risk assessments.

The full guidance document can be downloaded here along with supporting documents which have been produced by The Football Association.

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