Keeping you updated on the impact of Coronavirus on Hertfordshire football
UPDATED 20/08/2021 15:00
On Monday 19 July, England moved to Step 4 of its roadmap in easing COVID restrictions. This means that almost all legal restrictions on social contact have been removed, although the Government is encouraging people to act with caution. The FA guidance has therefore been updated to reflect this.
FA COVID-19 Guidance for the Return to Football
We would like to thank you once again for playing your part in helping to get our game going again. By observing Government guidance and the football-specific protocols, we can look forward to ensuring the transition back to enjoying football is as smooth and safe as possible.
Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.
We are pleased to say that all of our staff have now returned from furlough and are working their usual hours. Our offices are now open, although staff continue to operate remotely for the majority of the week to help minimise the risk of transmission. As such you should contact us first before coming to the office to ensure staff will be on site to assist you.
Coaching, Safeguarding and Referee Courses
For the latest information on courses and how to ensure your qualifications are up to date, please read our Courses Update.
Community Football Centre and 3G Pitch
Our facility is open with all necessary measures in place to ensure the safety of our users in line with Government and FA guidance. For any enquiries about bookings, please contact Rob Smith, our Head of Commercial and Operations (and COVID Officer).
Free Affiliation and County Cup Entry for 2021-22
We are pleased to announce the return of County Cups for 2020-21 along with a package of support that will help protect grassroots football from the ongoing financial impact of COVID-19 which includes free affiliation, cup entry and discounted insurance.
For further information, including details of a reduced programme of County Cups see our announcement here.
Mental Health Support
We’re all continuing to face different challenges, stresses and pressures due to Coronavirus but it’s important to remember that whatever you’re going through and however it’s making you feel, it’s okay to talk about it. The FA’s charity partners and other mental health charities in the UK are here for you and ready to help you through this difficult time.
We’ve pulled together some tips and advice to help you to find the Mental Health support you need.
Getting the latest Government advice
Read the latest information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance on how best to stay safe and restrict the spread of COVID-19.