Update on Grassroots Football Following Government Roadmap

23 February 2021

Following the Government’s update on 22nd February regarding the Covid-19 roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions, we are pleased to advise that we can now plan for the safe return of grassroots football from 29th March 2021 for both adults and children.

The FA has formally given approval for the football season to be extended to the end of June to allow more time for Leagues to complete fixtures, and we will update you on the Leagues’ plans as soon as we have information on this.

Having missed three months of training from December to March, our members will naturally have questions over the club’s plans for how we deal with this to ensure that nobody misses out.  We are currently formulating our own plans for the return to football and will be communicating with all club members shortly regarding this.

The FA is continuing to work with Government on plans for a safe return for grassroots football across England and will communicate updated guidance as soon as we can.