National Football Youth League Covid-19 Guidance  
 
A summary of key points taken from FA, Government and ESFA guidelines are listed for ease below: 
 
Everyone should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms before every training session or match. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 infection you must not participate or attend; 
 
Clubs, Colleges, Schools and facility providers should ensure that their facility is compliant with current Government legislation and guidance related to COVID-19; 
Competitive training is now permitted, with groups limited to a maximum of 30 people, including coaches; 
 
Competitive match play is permitted, with social distancing in place before and after the match, and in any breaks in play; 
 
Players and staff should sanitise hands before and after a game as well as scheduled breaks throughout a game or training session; 
 
Ball handling should be kept to a minimum with most contact via a boot and the ball disinfected in breaks of play; 
 
Football coaches and teachers are encouraged to limit persistent close proximity of participants during match play and training; 
 
Goal celebrations should be avoided; 
 
Equipment should not be shared, and goalkeepers should ensure they disinfect their gloves regularly in breaks in training or matches and thoroughly afterwards. Where possible, coaches should only handle equipment in training; 
 
Use of changing and shower facilities must follow government advice on the use of indoor facilities.  
 
Participants should follow best practice for travel. Players from a support bubble can travel together in a vehicle. Where mini-bus or coach travel is used the guidance in the documentation below must be followed. 
 
Clubs should keep a record of attendees at a match or training session, including contact details, to support NHS Test and Trace 
ESFA Guidance  
Summary of FA Guidance  
FA Covid-19 Return to Outdoor Football  
FA Risk Assessment and Template 
FA Coaches Covid-19 First Aid Guidance  
FA FAQs Returning to Competitive Football  
FA Outdoor Football Facilitites Covid-19 Guidance  
FA Restarting Competitive Football for Referees  
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