Coronavirus

Flixton Juniors Guidance

UPDATE 1 JUNE 2021

On Monday 17 May, as part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, there was a further relaxation of restrictions affecting grassroots football. The are a number of Club safety measures which must be followed at all times.

Summary of Important Points

  • Spectators – spectators are permitted, but must follow social distancing rules. Social gathering limits are set at groups of 30 people, and multiple numbers of these group sizes are permitted as long as social distancing rules are followed.
  • Self-Screen Check – Club Coaches, Officials, Players, Parents and Carers in a safeguarding capacity should perform a Self-Screen Check prior to entry to travelling to a training session or a match. No Coach, Official, Player, Parent or Carer should attend if they fail the Self-Screen Check. Forms are no longer required.
  • Attendance Registers – Coaches must maintain a register of all participants (Coaches and Players) at a training session which should be provided to the Club u.

  • Training Notifications – All training sessions that do not take place at Wellacre Academy must be notified in advance to covid@flixtonjuniors.org, stating the date, time, location and team in the email.

  • Parking at Wellacre Academy – Car Park management will continue to help with maintaining social distancing and safe gathering.

  • Important – the Club reserves the right to implement measures that may be stricter than Government and FA Guidance if such measures are necessary for the safety of our Players, Coaches, Officials, Parents, Carers and Spectators.

Flixton Juniors Detailed Guidance


The Club has updated their detailed Risk Assessment regarding the impact of COVID-19 on training sessions and other footballing activities within the Club.

The Risk Assessment can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Risk Assessment (FJAFC004) is effective immediately, and supersedes Risk Assessment (FJAFC003) which was issued on 28 March 2021.

Our COVID-19 Officer is Pierino Gattei (Pev), who is contactable on Coronavirus matters through covid@flixtonjuniors.org.

All participants in training and footballing activities, including managers, coaches, parents, players and anyone else who may be attending, must familiarise themselves fully with the Risk Assessment and ensure they follow the measures required to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19 during our training and footballing activities.

Important: Self-Screen Check


All participants in training or a footballing activity must perform a Self-Screen Check before travelling to the location of the training or footballing activity.

It is the responsibility of each adult or adult parent / carer of each child to undertake this Self-Screen Check.

The Self-Screen Check should follow the form that was used previously, which can be downloaded here for printing:

Important: Adult Player, Parent or Carer Consent and Confirmation


Upon attending a footballing activity, you consent for yourself or your child to take part in the training or footballing activity, and you confirm that you have read and understood the activities being offerred (to your child) and agree with the measures the Club has put in place to manage COVID-19 risks, including measures in line with current Government guidance and your responsibility to have performed Self-Screen Checks prior to travelling.

Please Contact Us if you require any further information or clarification regarding the Risk Assessment and its implications.

Football Association Guidance


The FA updated guidance:

The FA has provided the following update on ‘non-elite’ football in advance of Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap:

On Monday 17 May, as part of the next step of the Government’s roadmap out of national lockdown, there will be further changes to the restrictions on ‘non-elite’ football. Our guidance has therefore been updated to reflect this. The key changes to note are in relation to spectators, indoor hospitality and indoor football and futsal.

This updated guidance comes into effect on Monday 17 May and until then all participants should follow The FA’s guidance for Step 2 which can be found here. You can read the Government guidance here.

This guidance applies to all youth and adult football and futsal, including all formats of the game. If there are any further updates from the Government, we will communicate these in due course and we will continue to update our guidance as we move through the different steps of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

The key changes to be aware of are:

Spectators

From Step 3, spectators will be permitted to view events on both public and private land but need to adhere to social distancing rules and social gathering limits set at groups of 30 outdoors and six people/two households indoors. Please note that multiple numbers of these group sizes are permitted as long as social distancing rules are followed.

Spectators are allowed indoors, but the total number of all participants, coaches, officials and spectators must comply with the ventilation rates permitted by the particular venue. You can find more information about this here.

At larger events, capacity limits for spectators, set by The Government will apply. For indoor events this is 1,000 or 50% of capacity and for outdoor events this is 4,000 or 50% of capacity (whichever is lower in both cases).

Indoor Hospitality

As part of Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, both outdoor and indoor hospitality at ‘non-elite’ football is permitted. All participants must follow Government guidance on hospitality settings and specific advice for sport facility operators available on the Government’s website. People using clubhouses and hospitality facilities must adhere to legal gathering limits and wider government guidance.

Indoor Football and Futsal

From Step 3, indoor gatherings of either six people (the ‘rule of six’) or two households can take place. This means that organised indoor adult and children football can return.

For organised indoor sport and physical activity, there’s no limit on group numbers so long as people adhere to capacity restrictions on indoor facilities. The maximum occupancy of each indoor facility should be limited by providing a minimum of 100 square ft per person.

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.

Government Guidance


Current COVID-19 Risk Assessment


FJAFC004 – Pending

Previous COVID-19 Risk Assessments


FJAFC003

FJAFC002

FJAFC001