Yippee – On Monday 29 March, as part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, outdoor sports facilities can open, and organised outdoor football can take place. How does this impact us here at Bodieve Park?
Our Youth Teams and Ladies Team will be returning to league and cup action soon, whilst the 1st team have some friendlies to look forwards to.
Thanks to the team that have been up at the Club this weekend getting our Covid requirements in place and also the focus on updating our Risk Assessment so we are as prepared as possible for a safe return for all.
Some specifics from the FA
The Government guidance on travel is that the ‘stay at home’ rule will end on Monday 29 March, but many restrictions will remain in place. As organised sport can resume, all participants may travel to games but should avoid travel at the busiest times and routes, as well as minimising any unnecessary journeys where possible. All participants must follow the Government’s guidance on safer travel.
Changing rooms cannot be used as part of step one in the roadmap out of lockdown and must remain shut. Toilets will be allowed to open, 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after training and/or matches. All government guidance on hygiene and social distancing measures must be followed.
No spectators are allowed at grassroots football as part of step one of the Government’s roadmap. One parent or guardian per child is permitted, where clubs and facilities can safely accommodate this and following all appropriate guidance.
It’s 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 will be reported to the local County Football Association.
Clubs and leagues can access the FA online support hub and podcasts which includes up to date information, guidance and signposts as well as other useful information relating to funding and support services.
The full return to grassroots football guidance document can be downloaded here.
We very much look forward to welcoming you all back to Bodieve Park very soon and to start enjoying our football together again.