Return to Additional Measures During Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Measures For Referees

On Friday 17th July the Government issued its Return to recreational team sport framework. This put the responsibility on each National Governing Body (English FA) in our case to agree a plan with them. On Saturday 18th The FA issued GUIDELINES FOR THE RETURN OF OUTDOOR COMPETITIVE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL.

As always, thank you for your time in helping the Children play football.

Below is a summary of the special Covid-19 measures relevant to the Referee that you need to be aware of. They implement the FA Guidelines that have been agreed by the Government to allow Grass Roots football to take place and they form part of the risk mitigation that we have agreed with LBRUT that is required for the use of the Palewell facility.

  1. You must comply with public health restrictions and avoid high-risk behaviour outside the football setting to reduce the risk to fellow participants and other attendees.
  2. If you are showing symptoms of the virus or have been in contact with someone displaying symptoms within the last two weeks, then you must stay at home until an NHS practitioner advises you that you no longer need to remain in isolation.
  3. On arrival, before your match please provide your contact details to our Manager for inclusion in our attendance record for the event. We will keep this record for 21 days and we will provide this information to NHS Track and Trace if it proves necessary.
    • If you are U18 please provide your parent’s contact number.
  4. Inform Sheen Lions or the League if you develop symptoms subsequent to you attending a Sheen Lions Event.
  5. Be familiar with new on field behaviours required to reduce player contact, see FA guidelines.