We welcome the announcement and publication of the Government’s return to recreational sport framework today, which means we can look forward to the safe return of competitive grassroots football.
The FA are now working to submit a comprehensive action plan and related guidance for Government approval as outlined in DCMS’s publication.
Once approved, The FA will publish new guidance for the grassroots football community, and will confirm timings as soon as possible. In the meantime, competitive grassroots football can prepare to return and look forward to the start of the new season.
Please continue to refer to the latest guidance documents for adult players, coaches, facility operators, parents and carers involved in restarting grassroots football activity - which came into effect from 4 July - until a further update is provided, in addition to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19.
Please also note that guidance is being developed for clubs with teams competing in the National League System (NLS) and will be shared with those clubs directly in due course.
For further guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation during COVID-19 please visit: