Keeping you updated on the impact of Coronavirus on Hertfordshire football
UPDATED 11/05/2021 14:00
The Government has confirmed that on Monday 17th May we will enter Step Three of the roadmap out of the national lockdown.
The FA have published updated guidance to reflect the changes to national restrictions. The key changes to note are in relation to spectators, indoor hospitality and indoor football and futsal.
It's extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers, and facility providers continue to strictly follow both The FA’s guidance and the UK Government's latest guidance on COVID-19.
FA COVID-19 Guidance for the Return to Football
COVID-19 remains a highly infectious and dangerous disease. Every participant must play their part in helping to stop the spread of the virus. This is crucial both for the safety of everyone involved in the game and to ensure we can continue to play.
Please note that this guidance is based on the information published by the Government to date. As we move through each new step of the Government’s roadmap, The FA will continue to update their guidance accordingly.
Further updates will be added to this page as appropriate.
As we continue to take steps on the Government's roadmap out of national lockdown, we are pleased to say that all of our staff have now returned from furlough and are working their usual hours. Our offices will remain closed however, with staff continuing to operate remotely.
The best way of contacting us during this time via email or direct lines, rather than calling the main office number. For further details of the impact of the current lockdown on our staff and business please read our Operations Update.
Coaching, Safeguarding and Referee Courses
Hertfordshire FA have been working closely with FA Education to look at restarting delivery of our Education Courses in line with FA and DCMS COVID-19 Guidance. 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.