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Current FA Guidance in Relation to Football Following Government Guidance
Latest update.

Football coaches can now undertake small group sessions up to six people (including the coach) but are reminded to follow FA safeguarding policy when coaching/working with children.

This must include risk assessing the activities, gaining consent from parents/carers and ensuring you are in sight of another adult.

For example, a parent/carer or another coach and that the ratio of coach to different age-groups of children is appropriate.

For clarity, the additional parent/carer or coach is not included as part of the group of six but must remain in sight of the activity.

It is permissible for coaches to organise a training session that has two or more groups of six (including the coach) involved in the session, as long as the groups of six are kept separate, everyone is socially distancing and strict hygiene measures are in place with any equipment.

You will also need to familiarise yourself with other requirements including sanitisation, etc.

It is also mentioned that a National League System Club Guidance will soon follow and I will forward this on as soon as received.

In the meantime, there is no update on when the 2020/21 season will be able to commence.